This enhanced edition features exclusive material and bonus content. In addition to the novel, this ebook includes:

-          ‘Something Worth Doing’: the short story that inspired Code Name Verity, never before published in the UK

-          A filmed interview with Elizabeth

-          Exclusive footage of Elizabeth Wein at The Shuttleworth Collection, home to some of the oldest operational aircraft in the world

-          The Verity Collection: a fascinating documentary of Elizabeth’s personal collection of WW2 memorabilia

Two young women become unlikely best friends during World War II, until one is captured by the Gestapo.

Only in wartime could a stalwart lass from Manchester rub shoulders with a Scottish aristocrat. But then a vital mission goes wrong, and one of the friends has to bail out of a faulty plane over France. She is captured by the Gestapo and becomes a prisoner of war. The story begins in “Verity”’s own words, as she writes her account for her captors.Truth or lies? Honour or betrayal? Everything they've ever believed in is put to the test . . .

A gripping thriller, Code Name Verity blends a work of fiction into 20th century history with spine-tingling results. A book for young adults like no other.

“This is a remarkable book” Daily Mail

February 6, 2012  |  353 pages
(Rated on Dec 20, 2017)
Grade: B    (switch to numeric scale)
L/E Ratio: 50% Literature, 50% Entertainment
Writing Quality:
Low High
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Movie Potential:
Low High

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Sequel Potential:
Low High
At its core "Code Name Verity" is a book about the friendship of two women during World War II. Along the way the reader learns a lot about pilots and secret british operations in the occupied France and also some nasty details about the Germans. The strongest parts though were the characters and every heartbreaking moment had me at the edge. I was reliving them and it felt very real. It took me some time to get into the book, the first 70 pages with all the background information were not so