Friday, February 1, 2013

Two Tough Chicks

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
How far would you go to protect freedom?  In Code Name Verity, Wein tells a different kind of World War II story.  This is a tale of friendship and courage that shows just how important women were to the war effort.  One friend, Maddie, is a pilot and the other--an undercover spy. The first half of the story is told from the perspective of the captured spy as she is tortured by the Nazis.  The second half is the heart wrenching story told by Maddie, as she struggles against all odds to get her best friend to freedom.  It is no surprise that the lovely story walked away with a Printz Honor for 2013.   This is just great story telling.  And a wonderful example of what historical fiction should be.

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