Code Name Verity (Anniversary Edition)
October 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?
A universally acclaimed Edgar Award winner, Code Name Verity is a visceral read of danger, resolve, and survival that shows just how far true friends will go to save each other. This updated edition features a brand-new short story, essay from the author, a discussion guide, and more.
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 9780316426312, 400pp.
Publication Date: May 10, 2022
About the Author
Elizabeth Wein is a recreational pilot and the owner of about a thousand maps. Flight inspires her writing for young adults, including her bestselling World War II thriller Code Name Verity, Rose Under Fire, Black Dove, White Raven, The Pearl Thief, and The Enigma Game, and her non-fiction book A Thousand Sisters: The Heroic Airwomen of the Soviet Union in World War II. Elizabeth lives in Scotland and holds American and British citizenship. She is married to games developer Tim Gatland, and they have two grown children. She invites you to visit her at elizabethwein.com.