Code Name Verity Book
Score: 4
From 2,676 Ratings

Code Name Verity


  • Author : Elizabeth E. Wein
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2020-05-26
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781423153252

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Code Name Verity Excerpt :

The beloved #1 New York Times bestseller, a "fiendishly plotted" (New York Times) "heart-in-your mouth adventure" (Washington Post) that "will take wing and soar into your heart" (Laurie Halse Anderson). 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 Michael L. Printz Award Honor book, 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.

Code Name Verity Book
Score: 4
From 2,673 Ratings

Code Name Verity


  • Author : Elizabeth E. Wein
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2020-05-26
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781423153252

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Code Name Verity Excerpt :

The beloved #1 New York Times bestseller, a "fiendishly plotted" (New York Times) "heart-in-your mouth adventure" (Washington Post) that "will take wing and soar into your heart" (Laurie Halse Anderson). 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 Michael L. Printz Award Honor book, 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.

Code Name Verity Book
Score: 4
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Code Name Verity


  • Author : Elizabeth Wein
  • Publisher : Egmont UK
  • Release Date : 2013-06-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780314587

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Code Name Verity Excerpt :

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

Rose Under Fire Book
Score: 4
From 51 Ratings

Rose Under Fire


  • Author : Elizabeth E. Wein
  • Publisher : Penguin Group
  • Release Date : 2013-09-10
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385679541

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Rose Under Fire Excerpt :

Rose Justice is a young pilot with the Air Transport Auxiliary during the Second World War. On her way back from a semi-secret flight in the waning days of the war, Rose is captured by the Germans and ends up in Ravensbrück, the notorious Nazi women's concentration camp. There, she meets an unforgettable group of women, including a once glamorous and celebrated French detective novelist whose Jewish husband and three young sons have been killed; a resilient young girl who was a human guinea pig for Nazi doctors trying to learn how to treat German war wounds; and a Nachthexen, or Night Witch, a female fighter pilot and military ace for the Soviet air force. These damaged women must bond together to help each other survive. In this companion volume to the critically acclaimed novel Code Name Verity, Elizabeth Wein continues to explore themes of friendship and loyalty, right and wrong, and unwavering bravery in the face of indescribable evil.

The Pearl Thief Book
Score: 3.5
From 16 Ratings

The Pearl Thief


  • Author : Elizabeth Wein
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2017-05-04
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781484719510

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The Pearl Thief Excerpt :

Before Verity . . . there was Julie. When fifteen-year-old Julia Beaufort-Stuart wakes up in the hospital, she knows the lazy summer break she'd imagined won't be exactly what she anticipated. And once she returns to her grandfather's estate, a bit banged up but alive, she begins to realize that her injury might not have been an accident. One of her family's employees is missing, and he disappeared on the very same day she landed in the hospital. Desperate to figure out what happened, she befriends Euan McEwen, the Scottish Traveler boy who found her when she was injured, and his standoffish sister, Ellen. As Julie grows closer to this family, she witnesses firsthand some of the prejudices they've grown used to-a stark contrast to her own upbringing-and finds herself exploring thrilling new experiences that have nothing to do with a missing-person investigation. Her memory of that day returns to her in pieces, and when a body is discovered, her new friends are caught in the crosshairs of long-held biases about Travelers. Julie must get to the bottom of the mystery in order to keep them from being framed for the crime. This exhilarating coming-of-age story, a prequel to the Printz Honor Book Code Name Verity, returns to a beloved character just before she first takes flight.

The Enigma Game Book
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

The Enigma Game


  • Author : Elizabeth Wein
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-11-03
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735265295

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The Enigma Game Excerpt :

A stunning new historical novel from New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Wein, featuring a beloved character from the award-winning Code Name Verity; for fans of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society. A German soldier risks his life to drop off the sought-after Enigma Machine to British Intelligence, hiding it in a pub in a small town in northeast Scotland, and unwittingly bringing together four very different people who decide to keep it to themselves. Louisa Adair, a young teen girl hired to look after the pub owner's elderly, German-born aunt, Jane Warner, finds it but doesn't report it. Flight-Lieutenant Jamie Beaufort-Stuart intercepts a signal but can't figure it out. Ellen McEwen, volunteer at the local airfield, acts as the go-between and messenger, after Louisa involves Jane in translating. The planes under Jamie's command seem charmed, as Jamie knows where exactly to go, while other squadrons suffer, and the four are loathe to give up the machine, even after Elisabeth Lind from British Intelligence arrives, even after the Germans start bombing the tiny town . . .

Code Name Verity Collection Book

Code Name Verity Collection


  • Author : Elizabeth Wein
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2021-04-20
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 1312
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316308533

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Code Name Verity Collection Excerpt :

Discover all four critically-acclaimed, award-winning novels set in the world of the #1 New York Times bestseller Code Name Verity In The Enigma Game, fifteen-year-old Louisa Adair wants to fight back, make a difference, do something--anything to escape the Blitz and the ghosts of her parents, who were killed by enemy action. But when she accepts a position in the small village of Windyedge, Scotland, it hardly seems like a meaningful contribution. Still, the war feels closer than ever in Windyedge, where Ellen McEwen, a volunteer driver with the Royal Air Force, and Jamie Beaufort-Stuart, a flight leader for the 648 Squadron, are facing a barrage of unbreakable code and enemy attacks they can't anticipate. Their paths converge when a German pilot lands in Windyedge under mysterious circumstances and plants a key that leads Louisa to an unparalleled discovery: an Enigma machine that translates German code. Louisa, Ellen, and Jamie must work together to unravel a puzzle that could turn the tide of the war--but doing so will put them directly in the cross-hairs of the enemy. In the #1 New York Times bestseller Code Name Verity, a British spy plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France on October 11th, 1943. 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 ene

The Winter Prince Book
Score: 3.5
From 14 Ratings

The Winter Prince


  • Author : Elizabeth Wein
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2013-07-09
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN 10 : 9781480433199

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The Winter Prince Excerpt :

Brave Medraut is a fitting heir to the throne—but he can never be king—in this fantasy retelling of the legend of Mordred from the author of Code Name Verity. Medraut is the eldest son of High King Artos, and would-be heir to the British throne—if not for an unfortunate circumstance of birth. Instead, his weak and unskilled half-brother, Lleu, is chosen as successor. Medraut cannot bear the thought of being ruled by the boy who has taken what he believes is rightfully his. Consumed by jealousy, he turns to Morgause, the high king’s treacherous sister, who exploits Medraut’s shame and plots to take over the throne. But when Medraut discovers Lleu’s inner strength and goodness, he finds his battle is not just with the kingdom, but with the demons inside himself. Now he must choose where his allegiances truly lie. Perfect for readers of Robin McKinley and Jane Yolen, The Winter Prince is an “engrossing” novel that “fantasy lovers and devotees of Arthurian legends will enjoy,” from an author who has won honors ranging from the Carnegie Medal to the Edgar Award (Booklist). This ebook features an illustrated biography of Elizabeth Wein including rare images from the author’s personal collection.

Code Name Badass Book

Code Name Badass


  • Author : Heather Demetrios
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2021-09-07
  • Genre: HISTORY
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781534431874

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Code Name Badass Excerpt :

"To say Virginia "Dindy" Hall was ambitious would be an understatement. She was that girl at your high school who makes everyone else look like a slacker, no matter how hard they're working. But how many of them can say they've been on Nazi Germany's Most Wanted list? At a time when most women were expected to becomes wives and mothers, Virginia craved adventure. And with the world gearing up for a second World War, this fearless woman knew that she had to find a way to get involved. When the State Department proved to be a sexist boy's club that wouldn't allow her in, she went to England to join their Special Operations unit, which was more than happy to hire this talented, brilliant woman. Even after a terrible accident left her needing a wooden leg, she remained undeterred. Soon Virginia became an essential part of the Allied mission and the French Resistance, earning the dangerous honor of being named "the most dangerous of all Allied spies" by the Gestapo. This is a smart and spirited celebration of Virginia Hall, a woman with audacious courage and kickass spy skills"--

A Place for Elijah Book

A Place for Elijah


  • Author : Kelly Easton Ruben
  • Publisher : Kar-Ben
  • Release Date : 2016-02-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781467796118

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A Place for Elijah Excerpt :

At Passover, Sarah saves a spot for the prophet Elijah who is said to visit every seder. But when the electricity goes out in neighboring buildings, Sarah invites the neighbors over. Will there be a chair left for Elijah?

Friend Me Book

Friend Me


  • Author : Sheila M. Averbuch
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2020-11-10
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781338675870

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Friend Me Excerpt :

What happens when an online friend becomes a real-life nightmare?

Madame Fourcade s Secret War Book
Score: 3.5
From 6 Ratings

Madame Fourcade s Secret War


  • Author : Lynne Olson
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2019-03-05
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812994773

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Madame Fourcade s Secret War Excerpt :

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The little-known true story of Marie-Madeleine Fourcade, the woman who headed the largest spy network in occupied France during World War II, from the bestselling author of Citizens of London and Last Hope Island “Brava to Lynne Olson for a biography that should challenge any outdated assumptions about who deserves to be called a hero.”—The Washington Post NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR AND THE WASHINGTON POST In 1941 a thirty-one-year-old Frenchwoman, a young mother born to privilege and known for her beauty and glamour, became the leader of a vast intelligence organization—the only woman to serve as a chef de résistance during the war. Strong-willed, independent, and a lifelong rebel against her country’s conservative, patriarchal society, Marie-Madeleine Fourcade was temperamentally made for the job. Her group’s name was Alliance, but the Gestapo dubbed it Noah’s Ark because its agents used the names of animals as their aliases. The name Marie-Madeleine chose for herself was Hedgehog: a tough little animal, unthreatening in appearance, that, as a colleague of hers put it, “even a lion would hesitate to bite.” No other French spy network lasted as long or supplied as much crucial intelligence—including providing American and British military commanders with a 55-foot-long map of the beaches and roads on which the Allies would land on D-Day—as Alliance. The Gestapo pursued them relentlessly, capturing, torturing, and executing hundreds of its three thousand agents, including Fourcade’s own lover and many of her key spies. Although Fourcade, the mother of two young children, moved her headquarters every few weeks, constantly changing her hair color, clothing, and identity, she was captured twice by the Nazis. Both times she managed to escape—once by slipping naked through the bars of her jail cell—and continued to hold her network together even as it repeatedly threatened to crumble around he

Tamar Book
Score: 3.5
From 21 Ratings

Tamar


  • Author : Mal Peet
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Release Date : 2015-09-22
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9780763686802

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Tamar Excerpt :

From acclaimed British sensation Mal Peet comes a masterful story of adventure, love, secrets, and betrayal in time of war, both past and present. When her grandfather dies, Tamar inherits a box containing a series of clues and coded messages. Out of the past, another Tamar emerges, a man involved in the terrifying world of resistance fighters in Nazi-occupied Holland half a century before. His story is one of passionate love, jealousy, and tragedy set against the daily fear and casual horror of the Second World War -- and unraveling it is about to transform Tamar’s life forever.

Code Name Verity Book
Score: 4
From 2,673 Ratings

Code Name Verity


  • Author : Elizabeth Wein
  • Publisher : Hyperion
  • Release Date : 2013-05-07
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 1423152883

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Code Name Verity Excerpt :

In 1943, a British fighter plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France and the survivor tells a tale of friendship, war, espionage and great courage as she relates what she must do to survive while keeping secret all that she can.

A Picture Book of Harry Houdini Book

A Picture Book of Harry Houdini


  • Author : David A. Adler
  • Publisher : Holiday House
  • Release Date : 2015-01-19
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9780823434145

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A Picture Book of Harry Houdini Excerpt :

Harry Houdini astounded audiences around the globe with his death-defying acts and illusions. With his wife, Bess, often by his side, he freed himself from ropes, handcuffs, straitjackets, and prison cells. Once he even made a ten-thousand-pound elephant vanish into thin air! Yet Harry's life was not always so glamorous. When he was a boy, he shined shoes and did odd jobs to help make ends meet. But a career in magic was always in the cards for Harry. Readers will be mesmerized by this captivating biography of one of the most celebrated escape artists and magicians in history.