Things I’m reading Thursday – Code Name Verity

    This book. THIS BOOK!!! It broke my heart into a million tiny pieces. I cannot even begin to tell you how wonderful this book is because I could not do it justice.


    There are two main characters in Code Name Verity, and they both desperately want to help in the war effort as much as possible. But it is WWII, and women don’t fly planes or become spies. Until they do. The book starts with “Verity”, who has been captured by the Gestapo, exchanging secrets to avoid torture and execution. Her captors make her write down everything she knows on any paper that can be found. She writes of her best friend Maddie, the pilot who dropped her off on the mission that resulted in her capture. She writes of how she and Maddie became friends and ended up flying missions, and wonders what happened to Maddie after she flew away. Maddie takes over in the second half of the book, but the plot does not slow down, and there are some truly heartbreaking twists. If you like stories of heroism and history, you are sure to enjoy this book. Just make sure you have some tissues close by.

    What books have you read that made you cry?


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