The Book That Made Me: Philip Reeve 16/10/19
Secret Breakers: The Power of Three
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
When Brodie Bray receives a mysterious coded message through the post, she finds herself suddenly drawn into a strange new world of secret codes and ciphers. Working undercover from Bletchley Park, an eccentric group of code-crackers known as Team Veritas is hard at work trying to solve the mystery of the coded manuscript MS 408, which has already perplexed the finest minds of a generation - including, as Brodie soon discovers, her own mother and grandfather before her.
Brodie and her new friends Hunter and Tuisa are the newest members of the team, but they must learn to work together and overcome their differences before they can hope to solve the puzzle of the manuscript. Meanwhile, the sinister Black Chamber is watching, determined to prevent the truth from coming to light...
The first in the Secret Breakers series, this is a fun adventure story with its roots in real events, including code breaking activity at Bletchley Park during World War II, and the true story of the unsolved Voynitch Manuscript. Young readers will enjoy the challenge of trying to crack the codes and solve the puzzles before Brodie and her friends work out the solution.