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Publisher Description

The instant New York Times bestseller from the author of the Newbery Medal winner When You Reach Me: a story about spies, games, and friendship.
The first day Georges (the S is silent) moves into a new Brooklyn apartment, he sees a sign taped to a door in the basement: SPY CLUB MEETING—TODAY!
That’s how he meets his twelve-year-old neigh­bor Safer. He and Georges quickly become allies—and fellow spies. Their assignment? Tracking the mysterious Mr. X, who lives in the apartment upstairs. But as Safer’s requests become more and more demanding, Georges starts to wonder: how far is too far to go for your only friend?
“Will touch the hearts of kids and adults alike.” —NPR
Winner of the Guardian Prize for Children’s Fiction
Named a Best Book of the Year by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and more!

Young Adult
August 7
Random House Children's Books
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

K. A. Reid ,

Probably Good

I have read Rebecca Stead's two other books, and I enjoyed them very much! The plot so far (from the description) on this one seems to be a little sketchy, but I'm sure it will turn out to be good.
As I just said, I really enjoyed her two other books, but they were differently written: When You Reach Me was written in a fun, fascinating way, and First Light was more of a solemn, beautiful story that was also very captivating. I don't find that to be surprising, though——I consider myself a writer, and I have several different styles myself. I'm just saying that she could take it in either direction.

But judging on her two other works, I'm fairly confident Rebecca Stead will do a good job on this one!

Wja03 ,


Great book!!!

LizSweetwater ,

Love pizza, candy or people?

Maybe there could be more pizza in this story, but it might just muck the box up. Some middle school gets in there too. I read the last 2 chapters twice, because the author has only published 3 books. Now what will I do?

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