Code Name Verity
Publisher: Electric Monkey
'It's like being in love, discovering your best friend' remarks a character in this tale of friendship, war and espionage. Two British girls from totally different backgrounds, form an unlikely and life-changing friendship when they are stationed together during World War II. Down-to-earth, Maddie is a skilled pilot, while bold best friend Julie is from an aristocratic Scottish family - together, as Julie writes, they are 'a sensational team.'
However, when Julie is captured by the Gestapo after a mission goes wrong in France, the girls' friendship is tested beyond anything they had every imagined.
This book makes compelling reading; scenes of Gestapo torture are interspersed with stories from the girls' experiences before the war, culminating in a tense and shocking ending. In turns touching and heartbreaking, this book will stay with readers long after they have closed the book.