Oct. 11th, A British spy plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France. Its pilot and passenger are best friends. One of the girls has a chance at survival. The other. “Code Name Verity,” by Elizabeth Wein, is a fiendishly plotted mind game of a novel, the kind you have to read twice. The first time you just. Read Common Sense Media’s Code Name Verity review, age rating, and Author Elizabeth Wein pulls few punches as she describes the grim realities of war.

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Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein – review

Because oh my gosh…. Videos About This Book. Inspiring wartime journal reveals teen’s inner life. Wartime England and occupied France are both brought to life, and the writing style is adequate without drawing attention to itself.

I’m aware that we can’t love every book we read and you may think it a tad dramatic of me to say these things but WWII historical fiction is a sub genre that I’ve rarely been let down by.

Most of all, I just really want her to be cleverer than the horrible cdoe interrogating her. I laughed out elizaberh several times. The rescue stories tend to focus more on women rescuers, possibly to make up for the lack of women in the battle stories.

Code Name Verity Book Review

There are a few interesting bits here – a scene where a German pilot who has accidentally crossed the channel is tricked by the British to believe that he’s still in occupied France, and convinced to land in their base is suspenseful and well-written.


And it comes from a female spy captured by the Gestapo in France. Not that I know what that feels like, but I can imagine, you know. May 24, Jen rated it it was amazing Shelves: Add your rating See all 4 parent reviews.

I don’t think it’s necessary for me to repeat that here. The true intentions of Georgia Penn and the reason for her interview with Julie; the reason why Julie was so determined to finish her story, and why she wrote it the way she did; the true roles of von Linden and Anna Engel, and even Thibaut the guard; where the bar of American soap came from and why it was there; even the reason why a few random sentences in Julie’s story were underlined in bold, something which I had puzzled over earlier.

Retrieved 1 December Jan 30, Maggie rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: View all 27 comments.

It’s not an easy or light read–I think I spent the last 50 leizabeth sniffling and wiping my eyes. The characters were written flawlessly and the research that must have gone into this, especially the planes and navigation parts, was amazingly thorough!

Wein clearly knows her subject matter, whether it is airplanes the author is a pilot or life during World War II.


Code Name Verity (Code Name Verity, #1) by Elizabeth E. Wein

This is one of those books that’s almost impossible to talk about without revealing plot elements, and that’s most enjoyable to discover as you go. It took me a while eliazbeth get around to this book. Join the site and send us your review! Its still the highest rating I’ve ever given a historical fiction before.

See, she’s tough but girly! The readers had the best accents ever! But, noooo, I borrowed it out again, this time as an audio book.

It felt like his character was built up for no payoff. Peterman, because the movie was filmed there.

View all 14 comments. Jan 15, Maciek rated it it was ok Shelves: Surprised this is so well received, very surprised.

Code Name Verity

Whom can we trust? I am so amazing and awed by this author. Code Name Verity is one of those books that are the reason why I created the shelf its-me-not-you.

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