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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,787 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rebecca Stead Narrator: Jesse Bernstein Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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When seventh grader Georges (the “s” is silent) moves into a Brooklyn apartment building, he meets Safer, a twelve-year-old coffee-drinking loner and self-appointed spy. Georges becomes Safer’s first spy recruit. His assignment? Tracking the mysterious Mr. X, who lives in the apartment upstairs. But as Safer becomes more demanding, Georges starts to wonder: how far is too far to go for your only friend?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Chock-full of fascinating characters and intelligent questions, this is as close to perfect as middle-grade novels come.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “The ending twists readers’ entire perception of the events and creates a brilliant conclusion to an insightful novel.”

    School Library Journal (starred review)

  • “A big-hearted, delightfully quirky tale…Georges resolves his various issues in a way that’s both ingenious and organic to the story…Original and winning.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A 2012 School Library Journal Best Book
  • One of 2012 Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books for Children
  • One of the 2012 Amazon Best Books of the Year
  • A 2012 Anthony Award Nominee for Best Children's/Young Adult Novel
  • Selected for the Fall 2012 Kids Indie Next List: Top 10
  • A 2012 Barnes & Noble Best Book for Children
  • A 2012 Publishers Weekly Best Book: Children's Fiction
  • A 2012 ALA Best Book for Young Adults
  • A 2012 New York Times Book Review Notable Book

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Molly | 2/16/2014

    " Loved this so much I wanted to start reading it over again from the beginning as soon as I finished. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Phoebe | 2/14/2014

    " Saddled with an embarrassing name, Georges is also dealing with a new apartment and starting 7th grade. His father lost his job, so the family has downsized and his mother works double shifts at the hospital. He meets Safer and his little sister Candy, two strange yet smart kids who don't go to school, and even though Safer has some crazy ideas, Georges feels comfortable in their big, homey apartment. Bullied at school, lonely at home, Georges deals with his reality but is unable to share the truth either with Safer or with himself, until he has to face the thing he is most afraid of in the whole world. Read attentively because this book contains a big plot twist. Another genuine, entrancing tale from Stead. Fabulous. 6th grade and up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Julie | 2/4/2014

    " Again, terrific. Stead has such a gift for creating characters and setting and then putting them into a plot that keeps you guessing. The emotional development here is truly excellent. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by stillme | 1/21/2014

    " ALA ALSC Notable 2013 "

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