just finished reading...

I'm going to annoy people with my love of this book. I'm going to recommend it to all my students and I'm going to rave about it over and over to my friends. This is a story about friendship and bravery. I'm afraid that it's YA (young adult) label will prevent my adult friends from reading it, but don't let it fool you. This is a book for everyone. I was hooked and couldn't put it down. And talk about plot twists!

From the publisher:

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?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Isn't this just one of the BEST feelings-when you love a book so much you want to stop strangers on the street and tell them all about it? (It sounds like you may already be doing that!)
You've sold me--I'm going to get on the library list for this one.