Cool New Book Alert
In 2010, Rebecca Stead won the Newberry Medal for her book When You Reach Me, which blended fantasy and reality like the perfect after-school snack. Now she is back with a new book that explores the dishonest parts of young friendships and the revelations that come with telling the truth. Georges and Safer build their skills in the Spy Club, while trying to come to terms with what is really happening around them. While on the surface there is puzzling mystery to be solved, this book goes deep with its look at contemporary issues--financial difficulties, family issues and bullying at school. This is a quick read that will appeal to boys and girls as well as reluctant readers. For 4th grade and up.