Code Name Verity

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'I have two weeks. You'll shoot me at the end no matter what I do.' Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, Code Name Verity is a bestselling tale of friendship and courage set against the backdrop of World War Two. Only in wartime could a stalwart lass from Manchester rub shoulders with a Scottish aristocrat, one a pilot, the other a special operations executive. When 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. ...

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QuakerMaggie

Jun 16, 2012

Excellent, but not for every teen

This is a great read, just enough humor to keep you going through some harrowing experiences. It's very skillfully written, the characters are three-dimensional and worthy of respect, even when we don't like what they're doing, and all deserving of a better outcome than what war offers them. In that it is very realistic. Some teens who already have some knowledge of the world and its history would enjoy it as much as I did; some may not be ready for this much reality.

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