Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Release Date: May 15, 2012
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Received from: NetGalley
Rating: 4
Cover Thoughts: Well it's not my favorite but it fits the book

I have two weeks. You’ll shoot me at the end no matter what I do.

That’s what you do to enemy agents. It’s what we do to enemy agents. But I look at all the dark and twisted roads ahead and cooperation is the easy way out. Possibly the only way out for a girl caught red-handed doing dirty work like mine — and I will do anything, anything, to avoid SS-Hauptsturmführer von Linden interrogating me again.

He has said that I can have as much paper as I need. All I have to do is cough up everything I can remember about the British War Effort. And I’m going to. But the story of how I came to be here starts with my friend Maddie. She is the pilot who flew me into France — an Allied Invasion of Two.

We are a sensational team

“I am no longer afraid of getting old. Indeed I can’t believe I ever said anything so stupid. So childish. So offensive and arrogant.
But mainly, so very, very stupid. I desperately want to grow old.”

““Verity,” I said in English, and exhaled every last molecule of nicotine and oxygen I had inside me. Then gasped: “‘Truth is the daughter of time, not authority.’ “And: “‘This above all, to thine own self be true.’ “I gibbered a bit, I confess. “Verity! I am the soul of verity.” “

Minor Annoyances:
“Posted! You’re not even any of you in uniform!” Five dutiful Aircraftwomen First Class straightened their Air Force blue cardigans.

Septicemia - is bacteria in the blood (bacteremia) that often occurs with severe infections
It won’t be tetanus, as they inoculated us, but may be septicemia; I don’t think those pins were very clean. There was one I missed for a while after I pulled the others out, and the spot is very sore now.

I am not sure what I expect out of this book. I think I expect a casual story about someone fighting in world war two. Instead I found Julie, a spy and Maddie, a female pilot. I found a story woven with lies and half truths and some very crazy torture scenes that aren’t actually describe but if you have a vivid imagination like me you just need a basic knowledge of what they could have happened and know it to be true.

I don’t really want to talk about the story, other than I enjoy it and will probably buy it when it comes out. I loved the use of Peter Pan and how the windows were left open. The ending was a bit of a surprise and yet when I think back about it, it was the only ending that concluded. I am not sure if a person could jump back from that.

I had to read the book in smaller dosages. World war two is something I have read allot about and study a fair bit, I might not know all the details but it is something dear to me. Reading about someone being so brutally tortured when they weren’t even part of the Hitler Jew campaign is horrifying.

And well, that’s that