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Waiting on Wednesday (66) — Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Posted by on December 21, 2011
“Waiting On” Wednesday spotlights upcoming releases that everyone’s excited about (created by Jill at Breaking The Spine.)

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 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 and failure and her desperate hope to make it home. But will trading her secrets be enough to save her from the enemy?

Harrowing and beautifully written, Elizabeth Wein creates a visceral read of danger, resolve, and survival that shows just how far true friends will go to save each other. Code Name Verity is an outstanding novel that will stick with you long after the last page.

Code Name Verity will be released on May 15th, 2012 by Disney*Hyperion

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


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13 comments

  1. This is one that I recently added to my wishlist and I'm glad to see you are excited for it as well! I love WWII books and am so glad to see that they are starting to show up more in the YA genre. If you haven't already, you may wanna add Violins of Autumn by Amy McAuley. If you want to read this one you'll probably want to read it too. :D

    ~Briana

  2. Hey, this is the first time I've seen this cover! I think the one that I've been seeing the most is the UK cover? Really can't wait to read this – I've read Elizabeth Wein's entire backlist and I'm a fan of her work. :)

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