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FICTION, FANTASY & ADVENTURE
Fiction, Fantasy & Adventure, Mac's Book Club for girls will discuss Code name
Verity by Elizabeth Wein
on Saturday, December 14th at 10:30 a.m.
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. 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 Michael L. Printz Award Honor book that was called "a fiendishly-plotted mind game of a novel" in The New York Times, 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.
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Elizabeth Wein was born in New York City and moved to England with her family at age 3. Her father Norman Wein, who worked for the NY City Board of Education, was sent to do teacher training at what is now Manchester Metropolitan University, where he helped organize the Headstart program there. When Elizabeth was six, her father was sent to the University of the West Indies in Jamaica for three years. She loved Jamaica and as a child became fluent in Jamaican patois. In 1973, her parents separated, and Elizabeth and her siblings went back to the USA with their mother Carol Flocken. When Carol died in a car accident in 1978, her parents raised the children. Elizabeth graduated from Yale University, spent a work-study year in England, and earned a PhD in Folklore at the University of Pennsylvania, where she held a Javits Fellowship. In 1995, she moved to England with her husband Tim Gatland, with whom she has two children, and then to Scotland in 2000. Her first five books for young adults were set in Arthurian Britain and sixth-century Ethiopia. Code Name Verity (2012) was a departure for her: it's a World War II thriller in which two young girls, one a Resistance spy and the other a transport pilot, become unlikely best friends. It was widely acclaimed, won numerous awards and was a New York Times Bestseller in young adult fiction. Rose Under Fire (2013) is also a World War II thriller. Elizabeth Wein also writes short stories and essays that have been published in various periodicals.
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