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Code name Verity

by Wein, Elizabeth.

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Where To Find It

Call number: Teen Fiction, R Printz Honor 2013

Available Copies: Pittsfield Teen

Additional Details

In 1943, a British fighter plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France and the survivor tells a tale of friendship, war, espionage, and great courage as she relates what she must to survive while keeping secret all that she can.

Community Reviews

great read!

I really enjoyed the twists in this book - kept me on the edge of my seat.

Great women characters

A very cool book about women in WWII in England. Definitely something that I will eventually want my daughter to read when she reaches the age range for it.

What was tough about it was that the early part of the book rambled quite a bit. If it hadn't been a book club book, I'm not entirely sure that I would have kept at it as diligently, though it was definitely good enough to keep reading. As you read the story, though, it becomes clear just *why* the story is rambling, and that becomes easier to get through.

And then, when you wonder what else could possibly fill the rest of the book, the second half hits. Wow. It picked up quite a bit from there. So, great book, great women characters, learned a lot, but got off to a slow-ish start. I can live with that.


This is the kind of book that is so deadly serious that you feel like you should be, too. But then there were times when it made me laugh out loud. It's completely tragic, yet oddly uplifting and wonderful. Most of the twists were wonderfully unexpected, and I loved the writing style. Personally I found Queenie far more interesting than Maddie, but thought that the way the book ended was rather fitting. Will definitely recommend it, for all of time.

Historical FIction

An excellently written and harrowing tale of the friendship between two women during World War II. Gripping and at the same time, hard to read. I don't really understand why the publisher coded this YA fiction, it certainly has adult themes and is appopriate for any age. Like your female characters to be daring and capable? Get this book!


This is a very good book. Funny, as well.


I could sense some of the twists that came (not in detail, just in direction), but the layers and connections were so intricate and multi-faceted that it was hard to imagine how someone could come up with all this. As soon as I was finished I wanted to start again, just to uncover some of that complexity - but I also wanted a break. And then it had to be returned for the next patron on the hold list. I have since re-read it and would gladly do so again.


Run, do not walk, and find a copy of this book. Suspenseful, touching, well researched.

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