Review of Code Name Verity
We all have that one person, that special someone: a best friend. In Code Name Verity, Elizabeth Wein explores the friendship of two girls against the backdrop of World War II.
“Verity” is a noble lady. Maddie is a commoner. Under normal circumstances, the two girls never would have met. But this isn’t normal circumstances; this is war. Working in the ATA, the girls are thrown together and eventually forge a strong bond. During an assignment, however, they are fired upon and their plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France. In the midst of the pain and terror that follows, Maddie and “Verity” are kept alive by each other and their friendship…but ultimately, only one of the girls will survive.
Told from the point of view of both girls, Code Name Verity is a heartbreaking novel of the power of friendship, loyalty, and courage in times of trial.