Friday, April 25, 2014

A to Z: V is for Verity

For this year's A to Z Blogging Challenge I'm featuring books that I'd like to read!

V is for Verity: Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

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?  

                                   Do you like war novels? 


  1. This book is pretty amazing. It's not an easy read, but a worthwhile one. There were points I had to flip back to make sure I knew what was happening, but that is partly the narrative and not bad writing. I'm so glad this book is as popular as it is because it has so much to offer; historical detail, female pilots and spies, and a vivid, heart-wrenching friendship.

    I never thought of myself liking war novels, but I do like them I think. I like to see the effects of war on real people. Ken Burns' The War documentary for example, I loved that.

    Hope you are enjoying the A to Z Challenge! Here's mine on Memorable Characters

  2. Thanks, Stephsco for your input on this book! It's on my to read list!


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