Series: Code Name Verity Book 1
Genre: Historical Fiction
Length: 352 pages
Audiobook Length: 10 hours and 3 minutes
First Published: 2012
Code Name Verity immerses you in a world of intrigue with the story of a British spy, Agent “Verity.” Captured when her plane crashes in occupied France, Verity is interrogated by the Gestapo in an attempt to learn of her mission. As she confesses under torture, you’ll find yourself on the edge of your seat wondering what secrets she is willing to exchange for her life. How far is she willing to go for her mission? Just as brilliant and emotional when I read it a second time, Code Name Verity makes for a great book club recommendation.
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?
Quotes from Code Name Verity
But I have told the truth. Isn’t that ironic? They sent me because I am so good at telling lies. But I have told the truth.
It’s like being in love, discovering your best friend.
A part of me will be unflyable, stuck in the climb.
About Elizabeth Wein
Elizabeth Wein is an American author whose works include Code Name Verity, Rosie Under Fire, Stateless, and Black Dove, White Raven. Wein grew up in New York City, England, Jamaica, and Pennsylvania. Currently, she holds dual British and Ameican citizenship. Visit the author’s website →