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Amazon Best Teen Books of the Month, May 2012: Rich in historical detail and intrigue, Code Name Verity is a vivid reminder of what makes historical fiction so compelling. In exchange for a temporary stay of execution and lesser forms of torture, a young female spy captured in Nazi-occupied France writes a confession of her activities in the Resistance. Her story is that of two women who should never have crossed paths, yet were destined to become the best of friends and embark upon the covert mission that would determine which of them would live or die. Courage born of friendship, fierce hope, and surprising ironies abound in this spell-binding novel that will appeal to teens and adult readers alike.--Seira Wilson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
PRAISE FOR Code Name Verity:
"A carefully researched, precisely written tour de force; unforgettable and wrenching." --Starred Reviews, Kirkus Reviews
"[Code Name Verity] is outstanding in all its features—its warm, ebullient characterization; its engagement with historical facts; its ingenious plot and dramatic suspense; and its intelligent, vivid writing." --Starred Review, The Horn Book
"A fiendishly plotted mind game of a novel." --The New York Times Book Review
"This heart-in-your-mouth adventure has it all: a complex plot, a vivid sense of place and time, and resonant themes of friendship and courage." --The Washington Post
"If you pick up this book, it will be some time before you put your dog-eared, tear-stained copy back down. . . . Both crushingly sad and hugely inspirational, this plausible, unsentimental novel will thoroughly move even the most cynical of readers." --Booklist
"[A] beautiful thriller about friendship, courage and daring at a desperate time." --The Star Phoenix
"[A] story that will simultaneously rip your heart in two and then patch it back together again. The whole thing is wrought with the overwhelming love of [two] best friends. . . . when you reach the end you’ll wonder how on earth such a wonderful and clever story was ever woven together." --The Book Wars
"Made up of equal parts Nancy Drew, Girl Scout and Steve McQueen, these girls show just how much they took on, and how much they were capable of doing, during the war while the men were away. . . . Suffice it to say that if you are a fan of intrigue, war and strong females. . . you will not be disappointed." --Ink and Page --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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I don't normally review books on Amazon, but this one is special. Code Name Verity is sure to stick with me forever. The plot is essentially about two women fighting in World War II. However, as the story goes on, readers really come to understand that this is a story about friendship. Immediately after reading, you will want to call up your best friend and maybe go out to lunch or something. It may take you a few pages to really get into it, and at some points it may seem a bit tempting to just give up, but KEEP READING! Make it all the way to the end! Trust me, it's worth it. You will laugh and you will cry while reading this book, and once you finish, you'll want to experience all over again. This is one of those books where you can only read it for the first time once. Know what I mean? I can't recommend this book highly enough. It is beautifully written and has a wonderful meaning to it. READ IT!! NOW!! I can almost guarantee, you will fall in love with it just as much as I did.
Oh, and if you're planning to just buzz through Code Name Verity overnight, you've got a surprise coming! Take at least a good week to read this book to really absorb everything and the sheer brilliance of the characters. So what are you waiting for? Try it out for yourself.