Code name Verity

by Wein, Elizabeth.

Format: Book on CD ℗2012.
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 6 copies
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library Young Adult YA CD BOOK FIC WEI
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Summary
Oct. 11, 1943 A British spy plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France. Its pilot and passenger are best friends. One of the girls has a shot 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. They'll get the truth out of her. But it won't be what they expect. 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, failure, and her desperate hope to make it home. But will trading her secrets be enough to save her from a merciless and ruthless enemy? Harrowing and beautifully written, Code Name Verity is the story of an unforgettable friendship forged in the face of the ultimate evil.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* If you pick up this book, it will be some time before you put your dog-eared, tear-stained copy back down. Wein succeeds on three fronts: historical verisimilitude, gut-wrenching mystery, and a first-person voice of such confidence and flair that the protagonist might become a classic character if only we knew what to call her. Alternately dubbed Queenie, Eva, Katharina, Verity, or Julie depending on which double-agent operation she's involved in, she pens her tale as a confession while strapped to a chair and recovering from the latest round of Gestapo torture. The Nazis want the codes that Julie memorized as a wireless operator before crash-landing in France, and she supplies them, but along the way also tells of her fierce friendship with Maddie, a British pilot whose quiet gumption was every bit as impressive as Julie's brash fearlessness. Though delivered at knifepoint, Julie's narrative is peppered with dark humor and minor acts of defiance, and the tension that builds up between both past and present story lines is practically unbearable. A surprise change of perspective hammers home the devastating final third of the book, which reveals that Julie was even more courageous than we believed. Both crushingly sad and hugely inspirational, this plausible, unsentimental novel will thoroughly move even the most cynical of readers.--Kraus, Daniel Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Wein (The Empty Kingdom) serves up a riveting and often brutal tale of WWII action and espionage with a powerful friendship at its core. Captured Scottish spy Queenie has agreed to tell her tale-and reveal any confidential information she knows-in exchange for relief from being tortured by Nazis. Her story, which alternates between her early friendship with a pilot named Maddie and her recent sufferings in prison, works both as a story of cross-class friendship (from an upper-crust family, Queenie realizes that she would likely never have met Maddie under other circumstances) and as a harrowing spy story (Queenie's captor, von Loewe, is humanized without losing his menace). Queenie's deliberately rambling and unreliable narration keeps the story engaging, and there are enough action sequences and well-delivered twists (including a gut-wrenching climax and late revelations that will have readers returning to reread the first half of the book) to please readers of all stripes. Wein balances the horrors of war against genuine heroics, delivering a well-researched and expertly crafted adventure. Ages 14-up. Agent: Ginger Clark, Curtis Brown. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Women air pilots -- Fiction.
Air pilots -- Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Nazis -- Fiction.
Spies -- Fiction.
Insurgency -- Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, British -- Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, German -- Fiction.
Great Britain -- History -- 1936-1945 -- Fiction.
France -- History -- German occupation, 1940-1945 -- Fiction.
Children's audiobooks.
Young adult fiction.
Publisher Tullamarine, Victoria, Australia : Grand Haven, Mich. : Prince Frederick, MD :Bolinda Audio ;℗2012.
Distributed by Brilliance Audio ;
Distributed by Recorded Books,
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Christie, Morven, 1979- narrator.
Gaskell, Lucy, narrator.
Bolinda Audio (Firm)
Brilliance Audio (Firm)
Recorded Books, LLC.
Participants/Performers Read by Morven Christie and Lucy Gaskell.
Language English
Notes Compact disc.
Title from container.
In container (17 cm.).
Description 9 audio discs (10 hr., 9 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781743164891
1743105665
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