Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead is the winner of this year’s Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize.
Liar & Spy follows Georges, a 12-year-old boy living in Brooklyn, who has a passion for wordplay and puzzles. After moving house, he joins his new neighbour Safer’s spy club. But as they investigate the mysterious Mr. X, the boundaries between games and reality, truth and lies start to blur.
The Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize started accepting non-UK nominations last year, and this year’s shortlist was made up of two US authors and two British authors. This makes Rebecca Stead the first US winner of the prize.
All of the shortlisted books below are available to borrow from the Library:
- The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas by David Almond – 823 ALM(BOY)
- The Fault in Our Stars by John Green – 813 GRE(FAU)
- Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell – 823 RUN(ROO)
- Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead – 813 STE(LIA)