Friday, September 16, 2016

Book 25: Code Name Verity

TITLE: Code Name Verity
AUTHOR: Elizabeth Wein
STARTED: August 1, 2016
FINISHED: August 16, 2016
PAGES: 343
GENRE: Young Adult

FIRST SENTENCE: I am a coward.

SUMMARY: [From BN] 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?

THOUGHTS: This book ends exactly how you think it will. I would have it no other way. It's been over a month since I read this, and I still think the ending (although telegraphed) was picture perfect. Code Name Verity is a great story, but the depth of emotions from a strong friendship is the heart of the story. It's fantastically written, happy, sad, and just a phenomenal read. I can't say to much for fear of giving the story away - but you should read this book..

You could also wait for the inevitable movie, but the book is going to be better.

RATING: 8/10 [Terrific]

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