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The 2013 Guardian children's fiction prize winner.

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Georges (the s is silent) has a lot going on. He's having trouble with some boys at school, his dad lost his job and so his mum has started working all the time - andthey had to sell their house and move into an apartment.

But moving into the apartment block does bring one good thing - Safer, an unusual boy who lives on the top floor. He runs a spy club, and is determined to teach Georges everything he knows. Their current case is to spy on the mysterious Mr X in the apartment above Georges.But as Georges and Safer go deeper into their Mr X plan, the line between games, lies, and reality begin to blur.

  • Hardback
  • Published: 2012
  • Age Range: 9+ years

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Rebecca Stead

Rebecca Stead grew up in New York City. Rebecca was a lawyer and wrote books for adults. When You Reach Me is her second book for children and won the Newbery Award 2010.