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Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein


I have two weeks. You’ll shoot me at the end no matter what I do.

That’s what you do to enemy agents. It’s what we do to enemy agents. But I look at all the dark and twisted roads ahead and cooperation is the easy way out. Possibly the only way out for a girl caught red-handed doing dirty work like mine — and I will do anything, anything, to avoid SS-Hauptsturmführer von Linden interrogating me again.

He has said that I can have as much paper as I need. All I have to do is cough up everything I can remember about the British War Effort. And I’m going to. But the story of how I came to be here starts with my friend Maddie. She is the pilot who flew me into France — an Allied Invasion of Two.

We are a sensational team.

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Code Name Verity is on our UKYA Top 100 list.


Author: K

YA writer. Voracious reader. Feminist. Home educator. Addicted to tea and Twitter.

5 thoughts on “Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

  1. Great book this. One of my favourite reads of this year. Kept me guessing and wondering all the way through and didn’t disappoint. Highly recommended.

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