Code Name Verity (Hardcover) - Edgar Award Winner: Best Young Adult
|Author: Elizabeth Wein|
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|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.|
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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 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.
"A novel to kick-start a summer of reading, the kind to devour in one sitting....This is a book for teenagers -- it gets gruesome -- as well as adults who have discovered the pleasures of teen novels." - Sonja Bolle 06/24/21012 "A carefully researched, precisely written tour de force; unforgettable and wrenching." 03/01/2012 "This is a rare young adult novel entirely about female power and female friendship, with only the faintest whiff of cute-boy romance." - Marjorie Ingall 05/13/2012 "Wein balances the horrors of war against genuine heroics, delivering a well-researched and expertly crafted adventure." 04/06/2012