CODE NAME VERITY by Elizabeth Wein

Verity is a coward, and she knows it.  Captured by Nazis, stripped to her underwear, tied to a chair, and tortured, she is prepared to talk–or write.  All she needs is paper, pen, and ink.

Her confession tells the story of her pilot best friend, Maddie, and how two girls whose paths never should have crossed became inextricably linked.  Bit by bit, Verity reveals how Maddie became a pilot, how both girls aided the war effort, and why Verity had to abandon Maddie in a plane bound for destruction.  Never certain whether the next moment will bring execution, Verity pours out her and Maddie’s story as best she can in her unreliable state.

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About Allie Jane Bruce

Children's Librarian, Bank Street College. Librarian, We Need Diverse Books. Co-creator of Reading While White (readingwhilewhite.blogspot.com). Newbery Committee 2016. Addicted to children's literature and chocolate.
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