Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Book Trailer:Elizabeth Wein - Code Name Verity

                                                 
Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Electric Monkey (6 Feb 2012)
  • Age - 11+
  • ISBN-10: 1405258217
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405258210
              
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...



1 comment:

Sverige said...

This book is wonderful. It is a refreshing change from the pile of dystopian love triangles on the shelves. Despite its YA categorization, I really believe this book will appeal to anyone who enjoys a good story. The fast pace and unique characters made it impossible to put down.