Code Name Verity

Written by Elizabeth Wein

Maddie loves flying airplanes. She was very disappointed when WWII broke out and women were not allowed to fly for the military. As time goes on she is recruited to fly spies behind enemy lines. She meets up with a good friend named Verity on one of her nightly flights. Unfortunately, the airplane is hit and Verity ends up captured by the Gestapo. Her only hope of surviving is to share secrets. How could she share secrets with the German enemy? An intricate plot of deceit and suspense, the reader will be drawn into the interrogation of a spy with all the harrowing emotions of this awful situation.

There are some pretty graphic scenes during the interrogation which could be disturbing to some younger kids. That is why it would suggest this book to High School students rather than Jr. High Students.

Review by Michelle Asay, Granger High School Media Center
Rating: ★★★★½ (4.5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 9-12

Code Name Verity
Written by Elizabeth Wein
Hyperion Books for Children
343 pages
Release Date: May 15, 2012
ISBN: 9781423152194 (hardcover)

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