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Code Name Verity. Elizabeth Wein


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ISBN13: 9781405258210
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Oct. 11th, 1943--A British spy plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France. Its pilot and passenger are best friends. One of the girls has a chance at survival. The other has lost the game before it's barely begun.

When Verity is arrested by the Gestapo, she's sure she doesn't stand a chance. As a secret agent captured in enemy territory, she's living a spy's worst nightmare. Her Nazi interrogators give her a simple choice: reveal her mission or face a grisly execution.

As she intricately weaves her confession, Verity uncovers her past, how she became friends with the pilot Maddie, and why she left Maddie in the wrecked fuselage of their plane. On each new scrap of paper, Verity battles for her life, confronting her views on courage and failure and her desperate hope to make it home. But will trading her secrets be enough to save her from the enemy?

Harrowing and beautifully written, Elizabeth Wein creates a visceral read of danger, resolve, and survival that shows just how far true friends will go to save each other. Code Name Verity is an outstanding novel that will stick with you long after the last page.

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MVP, January 2, 2013 (view all comments by MVP)
If you like voice and character, you'll fall right into the espionage and action in Code Name Verity.
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Laura R, January 2, 2013 (view all comments by Laura R)
This work of historical fiction set during WWII follows two young British women -- one a pilot, one a spy. It is suspenseful, beautifully written, and brilliant. Not only my favorite YA book of the year, but my favorite book of 2012 as a whole.
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jas, January 2, 2013 (view all comments by jas)
Beautiful and heartbreaking this book is powerful on so many levels. Once you have finished it you will want to start rereading it right away- after you call your best friend first.
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Wein, Elizabeth
Electric Monkey
Children s-Historical Fiction-Military and War
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