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Spy's worst nightmare Her Nazi interrogators give her a simple choice reveal her mission or face a grisly executionAs 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 My final foray into World War II territory for now anyway is Elizabeth Wein s Code Name Verity a young adult novel which really defies description but I ll try At its heart Code Name Verity is the story of two young British women Maddie and ueenie or Julie who undertake a secret mission behind enemy lines in Occupied France in 1943 The novel begins as a confession being written by ueenie while being held as a prisoner of the Gestapo Clearly her mission has gone terribly wrong ueenie has been captured tortured and forced to write her story for her interrogators and while that story is fiercely compelling in itself the we read the we begin to sense that there is to ueenie and her mission that we are being told Without giving anything away I can tell you that there are games within games being played here The whole experience for the reader parallels what the characters are feeling Who is telling the truth Whom can we trust Who is an agent a double agent a collaborator a spy Wein clearly knows her subject matter whether it is airplanes the author is a pilot or life during World War II Her characters are so real they leap off the page Maddie and Julie embody courage pluck and humor even in the darkest of circumstances By turns heartrendingly sad and fiercely uplifting Code Name Verity is the best YA book I ve read in a long long time If you like historical fiction or spy thrillers or just books that constantly surprise you with OH MY GOD THAT S WHAT S GOING ON moments you should really read this I include both versions of the US cover as it has changed Which do you like best

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Code Name Verity

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 begunWhen 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 I have a feeling I m not going to be very popular by posting this review everyone seems to love this book so far and I feel disappointed in myself and my tastes than the novel or the author Code Name Verity is one of those books that are the reason why I created the shelf its me not you I mentioned this very recently in my review of The Book Of Blood And Shadow and it is also similar to the experience I had trying to read The Book Thief and Feed I just found 90% of the book long winded and unnecessaryThe novel opens where the narrator has been captured by the Nazi opposition during WWII She is given paper to tell her story and she does so through the eyes of her friend Maddie Different definitely Maddie s story is told in various anecdotes a techniue I ve already failed to appreciate in The Book Thief but I suppose the intention was to subtly build up a picture of both girls pasts and their friendship This book is not very plot focused or fast paced it s about conversations and people and female pilots during the second world war which would all have been great if it had been balanced out with a touch of dramaI cannot tell you just how much I wanted to like this It s about women s involvement in the war and us Northern girls two topics that don t get nearly enough press But for me there was just too big a focus on piloting and aircraft and I m sorry but I struggled to care If you read the author s note at the end she will tell you that this book is actually meant to be about pilots This book started off rather simply as a portrait of an Air Transport Auxiliary pilot Being a woman and a pilot myself I wanted to explore the possibilities that would have been open to me during the second world warAnd not enough else was brought in There s only so many descriptions of a pilot s job I can sit through before I start to snooze each to their own but flying planes has never been an interest of mine The best parts of this book were the touching ending and the fact that the narrator is delightfully unreliable I love them I do Eugenides I miss you but I needed All I really want is for a book to rouse some passion in me whether it be excitement sadness anger even I felt nothing

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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 A universally acclaimed Michael L Printz Award Honor book Code Name Verity is a visceral read of danger resolve and survival that shows just how far true friends will go to save each other Reviewing this book feels much like walking through a minefield Not that I know what that feels like but I can imagine you know On the one hand I can t reveal too much of the plot I can t reveal almost anything really lest I ruin the experience for you guys On the other hand I have to write just enough to make you want to pick this book up because it s one you don t want to miss Trust me I suppose I could just point you to Maggie Stiefvater s wonderful review and leave it to her to convince you but I m not that much of a coward coughs I just did that coughsSo here goes nothing I don t normally read historical fiction unless it s highly recommended Code Name Verity was directly or indirectly recommended to me by two of my trusted friends Chachic and Jo and as I already mentioned my favorite young adult author Maggie Stiefvater And of course they were right Code Name Verity is a story about two best friends Maddie and ueenie fighting in World War II They probably never would have met in peacetime as they come from entirely different circles of society ueenie is Scottish royalty who grew up in a castle while Maddie is a bike shop owner s granddaughter That didn t stop them from becoming best friends while serving together in WAAF Women s Auxiliary Air Force and staying close even when the war took them in different directions All Maddie ever wanted was to fly airplanes She was in training before the war and when the war started she waited patiently for them to accept female pilots which eventually they did ueenie s talents lie elsewhere she is fluent in both German and French and able to momentarily slip into any role be herself one second and someone entirely different the next Although these two have very little in common on the surface deep down they are both incredibly strong intelligent and compassionate women But for me the most fascinating character was ueenie s capturer Hauptsturmf rer von Linden He starts as pure evil of course but as the story progresses we are offered small details of his life that give him an entirely different face one that is complex and multi layered and that causes the reader to be just as conflicted as ueenie I don t know what I expected but he just looked like anybody like the sort of chap who would come into the shop and buy a motorbike for his lad s 16th birthday like your headmasterOur story starts when ueenie gets captured by the Gestapo in France Upon breaking her with torture and turning her into a collaborator von Linden allows her to write down the events that led her to his cruel hands and her written testimony is what we are given The narrative itself takes some getting used to ueenie tells her present story in first person but switches to third person and focuses on Maddie every time she talks about the past It was a little strange at first having the narrator talk about herself in third person but I soon realized that it was an excellent way for Wein to help her readers adapt to constant alternations between the past and the present Every once in a while you know that you ve stumbled upon a classic Code Name Verity might have been published in 2012 but there is no doubt in my mind that it will endure the test of time It has the weight although not uite the genius of The Book Thief I m sure it will receive awards and critical acclaim Also posted at The Nocturnal Library


10 thoughts on “Code Name Verity

  1. says:

    Page 2 DAMN this book is goodPage 25 GODDAMN this book is goodPage 60 This may be the best WW II novel I've ever read EVER SUCK IT

  2. says:

    I have a feeling I'm not going to be very popular by posting this review everyone seems to love this book so far and I feel disappointed in myself and my tastes than the novel or the author Code Name Verity is one of those books that are the reason why I created the shelf its me not you I mentioned this very recently in my review of The Book

  3. says:

    I’ll confess right up front that I’m not usually a big historical fiction fan I realize this seems somewhat hypocritical of me

  4. says:

    My final foray into World War II territory for now anyway is Elizabeth Wein's Code Name Verity a young adult novel which really defies description but I'll try At its heart Code Name Verity is the story of two young British women Maddie and ueenie or Julie who undertake a secret mission behind enemy lines in Occ

  5. says:

    Do you remember when The English Patient came out Or rather do you remember when the Seinfeld episode about The English Patient came

  6. says:

    A Scottish girl called Verity in a nice bit of obfuscation is the name accurate or ironic is captured by the Germans in France during WWII Apparently broken by Nazi torture she begins to write her confession doling out bits of information to her Nazi captors to motivate them to keep her alive and refrain from further torture She has been spying for the Allies so her prospects for a long life are dimVerity tells the tale of her involvement

  7. says:

    One of two books this year to make me cry I mean tears pouring down my face cry ueenie and Maddie are the best cha

  8. says:

    Reviewing this book feels much like walking through a minefield Not that I know what that feels like but I can imagine you know On the one hand I can’t reveal too much of the plot I can’t reveal almost anything really lest I ruin the experience for you guys On the other hand I have to write just enough to make you want to pick

  9. says:

    “It’s like being in love discovering your best friend”This is distressing I am very distraught I did not like this book as much as I hoped and it breaks my heart I'm aware that we can't love every book we read and you may think it a tad dramatic of me to say this but WWII historical fiction is a sub genre that I've

  10. says:

    A note This review is going to be a bit vague because I really really reallyreally don’t want to spoil this book for anyone Because oh my goshA note on the note This review really is going to be vague unlike all my other ‘vague’ reviews which go on for about a year The first thing I did after I finished reading th

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