Code Name Verity

Start reading now, it’s a strong contender for the Mock Printz 2013 list.  John Green (The Fault in Our Stars) has some competition!

In 1943, a British plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France. The survivor, captured by the Gestapo, is trying desperately to delay the inevitable.  But is the story she’s writing revealing war secrets or is it simply the story of the unlikely friendship between a Lady and a commoner?  Ultimately it’s a darkly humorous story of espionage, friendship and courage.

From Booklist: “Both crushingly sad and hugely inspirational, this plausible, unsentimental novel will thoroughly move even the most cynical of readers.”

I agree.  Will you?