Code Name Verity (Code Name Verity #1)

Code Name Verity (Code Name Verity #1)

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. Oct. 11th, 1943 - A British spy plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France. Its pilot and passenger are best friends. One ...

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Title:Code Name Verity (Code Name Verity #1)
Author:Elizabeth E. Wein
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:Code Name Verity
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:452 pages pages

Code Name Verity (Code Name Verity #1) Reviews

  • karen
    Jan 27, 2014
    i loved this book, don't get me wrong. it has great characters and is well-researched and detailed and every scene comes alive and pops with tension and it also has all that slippery writing that i really appreciate. but how fans are practically burning effigies of veronica roth for th...
  • jo
    Dec 05, 2012
    this book. everyone on goodreads, stymied by the impossible task of saying anything about what happens in this book without giving away the entirety of it, sputters and stutters and eventually says, READ IT. read it read it read it readit readit readitreaditreadit PLEASE READ IT ...
  • TheBookSmugglers
    Jul 17, 2011
    1943, England and France. Maddie and her best friend Queenie (?Verity?) are a sensational team, a pair of unlikely best friends. One: an English commoner, a pilot for the ATA (Air Transport Auxiliary) with a passion for flying and a penchant for mechanics. Two: a Scottish aristocra...
  • Maggie Stiefvater
    Mar 20, 2012
    I?ll confess right up front that I?m not usually a big historical fiction fan. I realize this seems somewhat hypocritical of me, as I was a history major in college and adore history, but a lot of times, I find historical fiction more impenetrable than a primary source document. Th...
  • Ashley
    Mar 20, 2012
    I was about ten minutes away from sobbing ugly sobs in a Whole Foods. Luckily, my butt started hurting from the hard chairs up in there, and I moseyed on home to finish the book there. I then proceeded to sob those ugly sobs all by my lonesome for about half an hour. This book was real...
  • Mary ~Ravager of Tomes~
    Jun 22, 2017
    DNF @ 50% Well the main issue is that this is boring the shit out of me. I meant to put this on my DNF shelf ages ago but I couldn't even be bothered to do that much because that is how bored I was. I doubt I'll ever pick this up in the future but never say never. ...
  • Chris
    May 28, 2012
    Re-read for July 2016 UC Book Club selection It is pleasure to know that some books stay as good as you remember. Now, if you need me I will be the crying mess in the corner that is cursing Hollywood that this hasn't been filmed yet. Old Review There is something lacking in wa...
  • Moira Russell
    Mar 15, 2012
    Wow, I'm still pretty gutted hours after finishing it. I don't really know if I can write a coherent review here; I might try later. I mainly want to go out and press this on complete strangers. Read it, now, and for GOD'S SAKE don't let anyone spoil you about any aspect of the plot. T...
  • Tatiana
    Feb 12, 2012
    I am quite surprised this novel got as many 5-star reviews as it did, because this book requires its reader to have a fair amount of interest in piloting, even before he/she can start appreciating the writing itself. In short, the things that Code Name Verity is about - pilots, planes,...
  • Jo
    Jan 23, 2012
    A note: This review is going to be a bit vague because I really, really, reallyreally don?t want to spoil this book for anyone. Because oh my gosh?. A note on the note: This review really is going to be vague unlike all my other ?vague? reviews which go on for about a year. ...
  • Maciek
    Jan 15, 2014
    It takes a lot to impress me in a novel about World War 2, which is the reason why I wasn't mad about this book like 99& of those who read it. Perhaps it is the difference in experiences that divide me and them - I grew up in a country where the war has left a definite mark, and wh...
  • Maggie
    Jan 30, 2012
    Do you remember when The English Patient came out? Or rather, do you remember when the Seinfeld episode about The English Patient came out? (Elaine goes to see it and HATES it, and is either shunned or dragged back to the theater to rewatch because everyone else loves it. She ends up g...
  • Marie Lu
    Aug 12, 2012
    One of two books this year to make me cry--I mean, tears-pouring-down-my-face cry. Queenie and Maddie are the best character duo ever. Oh god, my heart still hurts. ...
  • Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
    Mar 05, 2012
    Reviewing this book feels much like walking through a minefield. (Not that I know what that feels like, but I can imagine, you know.) On the one hand, I can?t reveal too much of the plot. I can?t reveal almost anything, really, lest I ruin the experience for you guys. On the other ...
  • Emily May
    Feb 14, 2012
    I have a feeling I'm not going to be very popular by posting this review, everyone seems to love this book so far and I feel more disappointed in myself and my tastes than the novel or the author. Code Name Verity is one of those books that are the reason why I created the shelf i...
  • Angela M
    Jun 30, 2014
    I'm an emotional, sentimental, and idealistic reader. Not in the sense that I want happy endings all the time because most of the books I love are pretty sad and are filled with a lot of loss. In fact many of my favorite books are gut wrenching and have broken my heart. I'm idealistic ...
  • Katie Montgomery
    Feb 04, 2012
    Page 2: DAMN this book is good. Page 25: GODDAMN this book is good. Page 60: This may be the best WW II novel I've ever read. EVER. SUCK IT, HEMINGWAY. Page 68: Crying. Page 70: Laughing. Page 113: Biting freshly manicured fingernails to smithereens DAMNIT WEIN I PAID FORTY DOLLAR...
  • Emma Deplores Goodreads Censorship
    Nov 16, 2012
    This is one of those books that's almost impossible to talk about without revealing plot elements, and that's most enjoyable to discover as you go. So, if you think you'd like a young-adult novel starring two women--one a pilot, one an intelligence officer--in WWII, and you don't like ...
  • Phrynne
    Aug 18, 2015
    It took me a while to get around to this book. I knew lots of people loved it but World War 2 is not my favourite historical period to read about, especially yet another YA book set at that time. Now I wish I had read it much sooner - it is a beautiful story about amazing characters an...
  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    Aug 14, 2014
    99c Kindle sale, May 11, 2017. A Scottish girl, called "Verity" in a nice bit of obfuscation (is the name accurate or ironic?), is captured by the Germans in France during WWII. Apparently broken by Nazi torture, she begins to write her confession, doling out bits of information to ...
  • Melissa
    Aug 18, 2015
    I took a bit of a risk I think, my very first audio book AND Historical fiction... My most detested of all genres... But I enjoyed it! Just didn't LOVE it like so many others seem to have done. The story is written (or told in this case) by two best friends set in World War 2. The f...
  • jessica
    Apr 06, 2018
    this was a wonderful story about friendship, courage, and everything in between. and while i cant say this was one of my favourite WWII stories ive read, it also wasnt like anything i have read before. the story is told in a letter/note format, and i think that is what helped make the ...
  • C.G. Drews
    Mar 19, 2013
    I'm going to be upfront with you: I DNF'ed (did not finish) this originally. I sent it back to the library! Half of me reckons I should have left it there. Gosh, I'd be in less PAIN. But, noooo, I borrowed it out again, this time as an audio book. Farewell, sweet innocence and blit...
  • Chris Horsefield
    Mar 01, 2017
    Elizabeth Wein has, with consummate skill, written a powerful story about two girls from vastly different social backgrounds who, at the start of World War II are thrown together and quickly became firm friends. Maddie is a working-class girl from Stockport whilst Julie's ancestry goes...
  • B the BookAddict
    Mar 15, 2014
    There have been a couple of negative reviews which have made me want to stab myself in the eyes in frustration. WERE THEY NOT THINKING WHEN THEY READ THIS BOOK, maybe watching tv at the same time or maybe they were TEXTING, TWITTER??? Instances used as the basis for this novel actual...
  • Hailey (HaileyinBookland)
    Aug 01, 2014
    What an absolutely incredible book. I'm honestly speechless. Video review to come. ...
  • Rick Riordan
    Dec 20, 2013
    My final foray into World War II territory (for now, anyway) is Elizabeth Wein's Code Name Verity, a young adult novel which really defies description, but I'll try. At its heart, Code Name Verity is the story of two young British women, Maddie and Queenie (or Julie), who undertake a s...
  • Jen
    May 24, 2015
    This is ultimately a story of friendship, love and loyalty. Two secret agents whom have become best friends. One an interrogator, Verity; the other, a pilot, Kittyhawk. Their mission to German occupied France goes awry and Kittyhawk is forced to make a crash landing and Verity has to p...
  • Sylvie
    Apr 09, 2017
    Code Name Verity by Elizabeth E. Wein 4.25/5 Stars! Before my real review starts I want to come clean: I have an teeny tiny obsession with basically everything that are related to WWII. What went through in my head while I was reading this book: 1) Historical ? 2) Stron...
  • ❄️Nani❄️
    Jan 30, 2018
    3.75? ?It?s like being in love, discovering your best friend.? This is distressing. I am very distraught. I did not like this book as much as I?d hoped and it breaks my heart. I'm aware that we can't love every book we read and you may think it a tad dramatic of me to s...