Code Name Verity

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Penguin Group, May 15, 2012 - Young Adult Fiction - 352 pages
Code Name Verity is a compelling, emotionally rich story with universal themes of friendship and loyalty, heroism and bravery.
Two young women from totally different backgrounds are thrown together during World War II: one a working-class girl from Manchester, the other a Scottish aristocrat, one a pilot, the other a wireless operator. Yet whenever their paths cross, they complement each other perfectly and before long become devoted friends. But then a vital mission goes wrong, and one of the friends has to bail out of a faulty plane over France. She is captured by the Gestapo and becomes a prisoner of war. The story begins in "Verity's" own words, as she writes her account for her captors.

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Interesting book about female pilots and spies during World War II. This is designated a YA book, not sure why. I thought it was very slow through the first half but then picked up and ended with a ... Read full review

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This is a keeper - difficult to describe without giving away spoilers. Set is WWII - 2 Women from different backgrounds 1 a pilot, 1 a radio dispatcher - survival, capture, friendship - Good Listen ... Read full review


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ELIZABETH WEIN was born in New York, and grew up in England, Jamaica and Pennsylvania. She has her pilot's license, and it is her love of flying that partly inspired the idea for Code Name Verity.

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