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Code Name Verity (Code Name Verity #1) by Elizabeth Wein - Review

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

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Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein is a phenomenal must-read historical YA fiction novel.

The story revolves around two girls, a spy and a WAAF pilot, after they crash land in Nazi-occupied France while on a mission.  One gets captured by the Gestapo and is forced to report on all she knows of the Allies and her mission which builds into a confession of her friendship with Maddie, the WAAF pilot, and their work together.  Other prisoners brand Queenie a coward for giving away what she does in order to stay alive, but we actually come to learn her actions are incredibly brave.  I could go on and on but I don't want to spoil all of the twists and turns throughout her confession and beyond.  If you haven't read this novel, you won't be disappointed when you do!

I love WWII era books, especially those featuring the WASPs or their British counterparts, the WAAFs, and this fits that bill nicely.  I also enjoy an intricately woven tale of friendship featuring incredibly strong female leads.  Queenie and Maddie also fit that to a tee being such fleshed out and well-written characters who behave very bravely (or cowardly) in terrible situations.

Overall, I highly, highly, highly recommend this to everyone! If you haven't read it, you should consider moving it up on your to-read list.  I'm looking forward to the companion novel, Rose Under Fire.

This book was read from June 19 - 23, 2014 and this review is also on Goodreads


  1. I've been meaning to read this book forever! Glad to know you liked it so much! Liked and followed! :)

    1. Thanks very much, Brittany! I hope you get the chance to read it soon - or listen to the audiobook because it's very good as well. :)


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