The Spying Game by Pat Moon
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Why should the man who killed Joe's father be walking around as if nothing happened? Loathing and anger build up so much inside Joe that he begins a secret campaign against Mr. Moss, his father's killer. He starts with spying, but then goes further: a scratch on the side of his car, anonymous hate mail, a little graffiti. Nothing major, but just enough for Mr. Moss to know someone is watching-all the time.

An engrossing look at the anger that comes with grief, this novel was shortlisted for the Guardian Award for Children's Literature in England.
 

About Pat Moon

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Pat Moon spent much of her time in childhood drawing, reading, and daydreaming, which she realizes was good training for a writer. Her writing includes bits of herself, her three children, and the kids she met while working at a school. She loves taking late night strolls and imagining what is happening behind the lit windows she passes. Pat lives in Norfolk, England.
 
Published October 21, 1993 by Orchard Books. 160 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Like his mother and two siblings, narrator Joe Harris, 12, has been devastated by his dad's recent death in an auto accident.

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