Review: Code Name Verity

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Title – Code Name Verity

Author- Elizabeth Wein

Series – Code Name Verity, #1

Blurb:

Oct. 11th, 1943-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 has lost the game before it’s barely begun.

When “Verity” is arrested by the Gestapo, she’s sure she doesn’t stand a chance. As a secret agent captured in enemy territory, she’s living a spy’s worst nightmare. Her Nazi interrogators give her a simple choice: reveal her mission or face a grisly execution.

As she intricately weaves her confession, Verity uncovers her past, how she became friends with the pilot Maddie, and why she left Maddie in the wrecked fuselage of their plane. On each new scrap of paper, Verity battles for her life, confronting her views on courage, failure and her desperate hope to make it home. But will trading her secrets be enough to save her from the enemy?

A Michael L. Printz Award Honor book that was called “a fiendishly-plotted mind game of a novel” in The New York Times, Code Name Verity is a visceral read of danger, resolve, and survival that shows just how far true friends will go to save each other.

My Review:

I liked this book. Really, really liked it. Hands down, this wasn’t what I was expecting when I started this book. Actually, I started this book without reading the blurb. Sometimes I do things like that. But seriously, this was so good. I honestly recommend it to everyone.

‘Code Name Verity’ follows the story of two girls, Maddie & Verity. They are such wonderful protagonists. Although, I admit I loved Verity much more than Maddie. The girls are sent to France, where their plane crashes. Verity is taken as a prisoner by the Gestapo. Now, it’s upto Maddie to save her. But is Maddie alive? Let’s find out.

I haven’t read a historical fiction in a long time, and I am glad that I read this book. I actually was confused at many points in the book, but I tried my best to make sense of what was happening. The plot twists were really awesome. The story is told in third person POV, and then switches to first person. But it is not at all confusing. The writing was the most uncomplicated part of the story if you ask me.

Verity and Maddie are so cool. They are such clever protagonists.I loved loved loved their friendship.  Jamie was also a cute character. I was in awe throughout this book. The ending……..was totally unexpected. And damn, wasn’t it powerful. This was me at the twist:

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So guys, this book is definitely recommended. I hope y’all like it as much as I did!

 

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