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    DescriptionTwo young women become unlikely best friends during World War II, until one is captured by the Gestapo. "It does more than stick with me. It haunts me. I just can't recommend it enough". (Maggie Stiefvater, bestselling author of Shiver). "I was bereft when I finished it". (Jill Mansell). "It's about friendship and bravery, loyalty and love, and will most definitely leave you sobbing". (The Bookseller). 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. This is a book for young adults like no other. "This is a remarkable book". (Daily Mail).


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    Title
    Code Name Verity
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Elizabeth Wein
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 464
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 240 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781405258210
    ISBN 10: 1405258217
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: F13+, ADV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.2
    BIC subject category V2: YFT
    DC22: FIC
    BIC subject category V2: YFC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 22500
    BIC children’s book marketing category: E3N79
    BIC reading level and special interest qualifier V2: 5AP
    Ingram Subject Code: CK
    Libri: ENGM3000, ENGL2030, KIND1415
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/FRIEND, CHRN/1940
    Libri: KIND1443
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET050
    Ingram Theme: CULT/FRANCE
    Libri: AMER3795
    BISAC V2.8: JUV028000, JUV016080, JUV016040
    BIC subject category V2: 5AP
    BISAC V2.8: JUV039060
    DC23: 823.92
    Thema V1.0: YFM, YXHB, YFT, YFC
    Publisher
    Egmont UK Ltd
    Imprint name
    Electric Monkey
    Publication date
    02 June 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Elizabeth Wein was born in New York, and grew up in England, Jamaica and Pennsylvania. She is married with two children and now lives in Perth, Scotland. Elizabeth is a member of the Ninety-Nines, the International Organization of Women Pilots. She was awarded the Scottish Aero Club's Watson Cup for best student pilot in 2003 and it was her love of flying that partly inspired the idea for Code Name Verity.
    Review quote
    'It has been a while since I was so captivated by a character ... Code Name Verity is one of those rare things: an exciting - and affecting - female adventure story.' The Guardian '[a] tale of espionage, torture and female derring-do.' The Times 'It's a compelling, uncompromising read which makes few concessions to the age group it's written for - either in subject matter or narrative technique. The bits about flight and women in the war are well researched and the terrifying, but exciting, atmosphere is good.' The Independant 'This is a remarkable book, which had me horrified and totally gripped at the same time, and although it is billed as a Young Adult title, don't be put off - it is a very grown-up story.' The Daily Mail '... a rare young adult novel entirely about female power and female friendship...' New York Times '[It] does more than stick with me. It haunts me. I just can't recommend it enough.' -- Maggie Stiefvater, bestselling author of Shiver 'This is a rich and rewarding adventure story with multi-layered heroines and complicated emotions. All 450 pages really do fly by. Expect to see Wein's name in the running for the Older Readers Category of the Scottish Children's Book Awards next year.' The Scotsman 'If you want an original read that will challenge your perceptions about truth, lies, bravery and deception, this is one for you.' Sugarscape '... passionate writing with an utterly compelling story.' -- Manda Scot, Chair of the Historical Writers' Association '... full of convincing detail, heart-stopping emotion and tension.' The Bookseller