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180 pages, Hardcover
First published August 7, 2012
Life is a million different dots making one gigantic picture. And maybe the big picture is nice, maybe it’s amazing, but if you’re standing with your face pressed up against a bunch of black dots, it’s really hard to tell.I absolutely loved Rebecca Stead’s Newbery Award-winning novel When You Reach Me. So when I needed to read a middle-grade novel for a reading challenge this year, I decided to read Liar & Spy.
Mom. She always says to look at the big picture. How all of the little things don't matter in the long run…. I know that Mom is right about the big picture. But Dad is right too: Life is really just a bunch of nows, one after the other. The dots matter.
“Stead’s spare and elegant prose, compassionate insight into the lives of young people, wry sense of humor, deft plotting, and ability to present complex ideas in an accessible and intriguing way make this much more than a mystery with a twist.”