Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Liar and Spy by Rebecca Stead

I guess with the title Liar and Spy, I should have expected the theme of this book to be everybody lies.  Without spoiling too much of the book, you need to know that everyone in the book is telling a lie about something at some point.  This turned the plot into  a mystery for me, but Rebecca Stead works out all the situations in a satisfactory way.

At first I was concerned at the lack of honesty, but as I finished the book, the characters stayed with me awhile and I thought it would be a good book to discuss why people lie.  I do not know if I will have time to read this aloud this year, but it is a possibility.

Some character traits create both problems and solutions for a character.  Click here to download a free form where readers can collect evidence from the text for this.

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