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Code Name Verity
by Elizabeth Wein

Published: 2013-05-07
Paperback : 368 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. ...
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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, failure and her desperate hope to make it home. But will trading her secrets be enough to save her from the enemy?

A Michael L. Printz Award Honor book that was called "a fiendishly-plotted mind game of a novel" in The New York Times, Code Name Verity is a visceral read of danger, resolve, and survival that shows just how far true friends will go to save each other.

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see www.bookbrouse.com/reading guides/extrs/CodeNameVerity.pdf ... it is excellent...
by 154212 (see profile) 05/06/15

roles of women in war
affect of war on young people
living in occupied territories, with family members on the opposite side
by hermit1 (see profile) 03/26/14

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by mindysauve (see profile) 02/28/20

 
by [email protected] (see profile) 03/01/19

I really enjoyed the two different perspectives in this novel. I enjoyed the era of the story and how these two women had roles in making a difference, even if their soldier/pilot roles were actually a... (read more)

 
by [email protected] (see profile) 02/25/19

This book was unique in two main areas: The female friendship and a female perspective of women fighting in the second world war. Two areas i have not read about as much or hardly at all.
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by sltaylor (see profile) 01/12/19

 
by gabbins (see profile) 08/15/18

 
by Ljwagoner (see profile) 02/07/17

This is a story of 2 strong young women. It's a story of their friendship. It's about the atrocities of war. It's a story of truth and strength.
"Careless talk costs lives"
"Fly the plane,

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  "Code Name Verity"by debvan (see profile) 03/31/16

Very well written. Told in two voices about a friendship during WWII. It is a spy story and about women serving in the war. I don't want to give spoilers as there are many ah-ha moments. ... (read more)

 
  "Code Name Verity"by ferncloward (see profile) 03/31/16

This book had so many intriguing characters. The discussion was lively. It was interesting to hear the members different aspects of them. I would highly recommend this book.

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