Book #18: Code Name Verity

For my second entry in my book flight I read Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein. This young adult novel tells the story of two young women serving during the beginning of World War II, one as a pilot and one as a wireless radio operator. When they are downed in Nazi-occupied France, one of the women is captured by the Gestapo and, in an attempt to appease her captors’ desire for information and delay her threatened execution, she writes the story of their friendship. The book blurb will tell you more, but I thought the reading experience was more enjoyable knowing less at the beginning. Using the war more as a backdrop, the novel delves into the depths of friendship, and what lengths to which one will go to protect those they love. I really enjoyed this novel because it’s fast-paced with strong, admirable female heroes. I had the thought at the end that it would make a great movie – and was glad to find out the movie rights have been bought, so hopefully that will work out.

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