Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Full disclosure: today's featured review comes courtesy of my co-blogger over at Finding Wonderland, YA author Tanita Davis. We've been co-writers and co-conspirators over there since (gasp) 2005, and she writes the most in-depth and carefully considered reviews of mainly YA titles, particularly those with a SFF and/or multicultural bent. She was a Round 1 judge this year for YA Fantasy and Sci-Fi. Fun fact: Tanita and I have participated in the Cybils every single year!

CodeNameVerityOne of the titles she reviewed last year was SFF YA finalist Code Name Verity, by Elizabeth Wein, a vivid historical novel that takes place during World War II and follows the story of two friends whose wartime lives take very different paths. In her review, Tanita said:

A meticulously researched, note-perfect pair of voices; a feast of
espionage, suspense, secrets, love and risk, CODE NAME VERITY is a
triumph of friendship and courage and heart which will take your breath.

Click here for the full review.

Comments 1

  1. Estara

    Okay, I’m confused – how can Code Name Verity be nominated under YA Fantasy and SciFi? It’s historical YA fiction in World War 2!!
    It’s not SFF YA, heh. It is an amazing book, though ^^

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