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Code Name Verity (Code Name Verity, #1) I have a feeling I m not going to be very popular by posting this review, everyone seems to love this book so far and I feeldisappointed in myself and my tastes than the novel or the author Code Name Verity is one of those books that are the reason why I created the shelf its me not you I mentioned this very recently in my review of The Book Of Blood And Shadow and it is also similar to the experience I had trying to read The Book Thief and Feed I just found 90% of the book long winded I have a feeling I m not going to be very popular by posting this review, everyone seems to love this book so far and I feeldisappointed in myself and my tastes than the novel or the author Code Name Verity is one of those books that are the reason why I created the shelf its me not you I mentioned this very recently in my review of The Book Of Blood And Shadow and it is also similar to the experience I had trying to read The Book Thief and Feed I just found 90% of the book long winded and unnecessary.The novel opens where the narrator has been captured by the Nazi opposition during WWII She is given paper to tell her story and she does so through the eyes of her friend Maddie Different, definitely Maddie s story is told in various anecdotes, a technique I ve already failed to appreciate in The Book Thief but I suppose the intention was to su Do you remember when The English Patient came out Or rather, do you remember when the Seinfeld episode about The English Patient came out Elaine goes to see it and HATES it, and is either shunned or dragged back to the theater to rewatch because everyone else loves it She ends up getting sent to Tunisia by her boss, J Peterman, because the movie was filmed there Cameo by Holly the waitress witch from True Blood playing a waitress I m usually Elaine in these situations, so I worried a litt Do you remember when The English Patient came out Or rather, do you remember when the Seinfeld episode about The English Patient came out Elaine goes to see it and HATES it, and is either shunned or dragged back to the theater to rewatch because everyone else loves it She ends up getting sent to Tunisia by her boss, J Peterman, because the movie was filmed there Cameo by Holly the waitress witch from True Blood playing a wai I ll confess right up front that I m not usually a big historical fiction fan I realize this seems somewhat hypocritical of me, as I was a history major in college and adore history, but a lot of times, I find historical fictionimpenetrable than a primary source document The characters either don t feel like real people to me, or they feel like modern people to me I get distracted by historical info dumps and bored by epic scale machinations Basically, I like my historical fiction very I ll confess right up front that I m not usually a big historical fiction fan I realize this seems somewhat hypocritical of me, as I was a history major in college and adore history, but a lot of times, I find historical fictionimpenetrable than a primary source document The characters either don t feel like real people to me, or they feel like modern people to me I get distracted by historical info dumps and bored by epic scale machinations Basically, I like my historical fiction very personal and very intimate So when I got sent a copy of Code Name Verity, I thought, okay I ll read twenty pages and then I ll give it to my sister But my sister has not yet gotten this book, because I don t want to let it out of my house yet I adored it 1 First of all, I believe it The people feel like real people to me, and the details feel like real details ARE they real details Possibly not We all s My final foray into World War II territory for now, anyway is Elizabeth Wein s Code Name Verity, a young adult novel which really defies description, but I ll try At its heart, Code Name Verity is the story of two young British women, Maddie and Queenie or Julie , who undertake a secret mission behind enemy lines in Occupied France in 1943 The novel begins as a confession being written by Queenie while being held as a prisoner of the Gestapo Clearly, her mission has gone terribly wrong Qu My final foray into World War II territory One of two books this year to make me cry I mean, tears pouring down my face cry Queenie and Maddie are the best character duo ever Oh god, my heart still hurts. Reviewing this book feels much like walking through a minefield Not that I know what that feels like, but I can imagine, you know On the one hand, I can t reveal too much of the plot I can t reveal almost anything, really, lest I ruin the experience for you guys On the other hand, I have to write just enough to make you want to pick this book up because it s one you don t want to miss Trust me I suppose I could just point you to Maggie Stiefvater s wonderful review and leave it to her to Reviewing this book feels much like walking through a minefield Not that I know what that feels like, but I can imagine, you know On the one hand, I can t reveal too much of the plot I can t reveal almost anything, really, lest I ruin the experience for you guys On the other hand, I have to write just enough to make you want to pick this book up because it s one you don t want to miss Trust me I suppose I could just point you to Maggie Stiefvater s wonderful review and leave it to her to convince you, but I m not that much of a coward coughs I just did that coughs So here goes nothing I don t normally read historical fiction unless it s highly recommended Code Name Verity was, directly or indirectly, A note This review is going to be a bit vague because I really, really, reallyreally don t want to spoil this book for anyone Because oh my gosh.A note on the note This review really is going to be vague unlike all my other vague reviews which go on for about a year The first thing I did after I finished reading this book was to pick up my phone and text my best friend, who I have known since I was eleven and has been there through every single one of my problems and ill advised fringes, A note This review is going to be a bit vague because I really, really, reallyreally don t want to spoil this book for anyone Because oh my gosh.A note on the note This review really is going to be vague unlike all my other vague reviews which go on for about a year The first thing I did after I finished reading this book was to pick up my phone and text my best friend, who I have known since I was eleven and has been there through every single one of my problems and ill advised fringes, and tell her that I loved her.The second thing I did after I finished reading this book was flip back to the beginning and start reading it again I don t mind admitting that it took me and this book a while to really get going The way this book was written with all the capital letters bothered me and the changing in perspectives and everything really confused me It took me a good 100 pages to get into but seeing as t 3.75It s like being in love, discovering your best friend This is distressing I am very distraught I did not like this book as much as I d hoped and it breaks my heart I m aware that we can t love every book we read and you may think it a tad dramatic of me to say these things but WWII historical fiction is a sub genre that I ve rarely been let down by If ever.This had all the ma 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 And Failure And Her Desperate Hope To Make It Home But Will Trading Her Secrets Be Enough To Save Her From The Enemy Harrowing And Beautifully Written, Elizabeth Wein Creates A Visceral Read Of Danger, Resolve, And Survival That Shows Just How Far True Friends Will Go To Save Each Other Code Name Verity Is An Outstanding Novel That Will Stick With You Long After The Last Page. this book everyone on goodreads, stymied by the impossible task of saying anything about what happens in this book without giving away the entirety of it, sputters and stutters and eventually says, READ IT read it read it read it readit readit readitreaditreadit PLEASE READ ITthere s moira s lovely review but most of it is blacked out read it for the enthusiasm and sense of wonderment come back to it after you ve read the book and click the spoiler link so you can have the book explained to this book everyone on goodreads, stymied by the impossible task of saying anything about what happens in this book without giving away the entirety of it, sputters and stutters and eventually says, READ IT read it read it read it readit readit readitreaditreadit PLEASE READ ITthere s moira s lovely review but most of it is blacked out read it for the enthusiasm and sense of wonderment come back to it after you ve read the book and click the spoiler link so you can have the book explained to you in case you missed something you won t have missed anything.ten things about this book1 it s like nothing i ve ever read 2 it s about war, torture, weapons, airplanes, piloting, motorcycles, and lots

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