Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
“Verity” is a spy arrested by the Nazi Gestapo during World War II. The first part of Code Name Verity is her confession and details of her mission for the British army, written out on scraps of paper in between torture sessions designed to extract as many secrets from her as possible. As Verity gives up information to her captors, she also writes about her experience with the British War Effort and her best friend Maddie, a female pilot.
I normally don’t read a lot of historical fiction, especially about wars, but I really loved Code Name Verity. I don’t want to give away too much of the plot because, as they say in the book “careless talk costs lives.” There are several plot twists in the book that make you look back at what you have already read and understand it in a different way. The voice of Verity and the other narrator are clear and really make the story come to life, even when talking about war details that I didn’t know anything about before.
Overall, this is a vivid story about friendship between two very strong women and the support that they give each other to do the seemingly impossible. Code Name Verity is a heartbreaking and inspiring book that I highly recommend to all readers.