Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Recommended by Debbie Khouri
Library Technician, Lemon Grove Branch
Two young women build a strong and trusting relationship flying British planes during World War II over France. Maddie is killed but Queenie aka “Verity” is captured and imprisoned by the Nazis. Her only chance to survive is to disclose information pertaining to her secret mission. Verity is given paper and pen to write her confession as she discovers truths about herself and the war around her. Wein’s historical fiction and spy thriller for young adults discloses how the war brought the two young women from two different backgrounds and opposite personalities together in England. There are many twists and turns from fact to fiction that keep you interested in finding out if “Verity” prevails or not.