Code Name Verity

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Disney-Hyperion, May 15, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 352 pages
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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./DIVDIV
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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User Review  - TadAD - LibraryThing

I have very mixed feelings about this one. I guess I'd sum it up this way: * The premise of the first half (that a Nazi interrogator would allow a prisoner to write what is, essentially, a memoir of ... Read full review

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User Review  - HunyBadger - LibraryThing

For me, this was a Nancy Pearl rec and I was thrilled by the story and style. The strong, female characters are real (with real flaws and fears) yet they live passionately. Or maybe it's better to say ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Elizabeth Wein (www.elizabethwein.com) was born in New York City, grew up abroad, and currently lives in Scotland with her husband and two children. She is an avid flyer of small planes and is the editor of the Scottish Aero Club's newsletter. She also holds a PhD in Folklore from the University of Pennsylvania.