'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, failure and her desperate hope to make it home. But will trading her secrets be enough to save her from the enemy?'
I loved this book.
I will be honest, it took me a while to get into this book. I was liking it but I just wasnt hooked until a fair way through. Once it had my full attention I didn't want to put it down.
I loved that this book was broken up into two parts; getting to see from both girls point of view really helped me to connect emotionally with both girls.
Elizabeth Wein did a wonderful job with this book. It was equal parts heartwarming and heartbreaking. I really felt for these characters and what they were going through. I havent stopped thinking about them since I finished this book.
I have read a few World War 2 Historical Fictions, and Code Name Verity is up there with the very best.
I cannot wait to read more from Elizabeth Wein, starting with Rose Under Fire.
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein is a must read for everyone. It will make you both laugh and cry and it will definitely stay with you long after the final page.
Published by Geramie Kate Barker