Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Publisher’s blurb

Two young women become unlikely best friends during WWII, until one is captured by the Gestapo. Only in wartime could a stalwart lass from Manchester rub shoulders with a Scottish aristocrat, one a pilot, the other a special operations executive. Yet whenever their paths cross, they complement each other perfectly and before long become devoted to each other.

But then a vital mission goes wrong, and one of the friends has to bail out of a faulty plane over France. She is captured by the Gestapo and becomes a prisoner of war.

The story begins in “Verity’s” own words, as she writes her account for her captors. Truth or lies? Honour or betrayal?

Everything they’ve ever believed in is put to the test…

Further information

Elizabeth Wein website

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7 comments on “Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

  1. seems to be about war and looks very interesting

  2. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is enthralling from the first page. There are a few twists and turns in the plot, which is set against the backdrop of British spies in Resistance France. A book that will make you smile and cry, I would thoroughly recommend it.

  3. ‘Code Name Verity,’ is a clever and intriguing book whisking the reader through the events surroundung the Womans Auxillary airforce and SOE agents during the Second World War by telling us the story of two characters- Maddie Broadatt and Queenie. It grasps you from the very first page and takes you through a whirlwind of plot twists ensuring you are constantly interested and as the plot grows so does the relationship between Maddie and Queenie. They make ‘a sensational team.’

  4. “Codename Verity ” is a real page turner that you cant possibly put it is a bit confusing at first but thats what makes it so interesting. as you go through the book the plot thickens and it becomes easier to understand and it all makes sense . the book is unusual in that it uses to women as the main characters but usually when you read something like this , its a bromance. As i said the book is great and a fantastic read so please do.

  5. I read the book but however I did not enjoy it so much as I didn’t think the book was captivating. I felt the book could have had a more speedy pace to it. An intriguing read but not to my taste as I think this would suit girl’s taste more as I think they would prefer a female heroine.

  6. ‘Codename Verity’ by Elizabeth Wein is an excellent, addictive book which includes very clever plot twists and interprets strong thought provoking ingredients to keep the book in the reader’s hands for long amounts of time. I liked how the book demonstrates not only the brutal actions during WW2, but also the easy life of typical young girls in Manchester who seem to have a strong connection and passion with aircraft. The inclusion of both horrible violence and humour really balanced out the story into a great read for anyone. A great book for I would say girls because of the characters but also very interesting for boys aswell.

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