By Elizabeth Wein
A Prinz Honor book
Oct. eleventh, 1943-A British secret agent aircraft crashes in Nazi-occupied France. Its pilot and passenger are most sensible neighbors. one of many women has an opportunity at survival. the opposite has misplaced the sport prior to it's slightly begun.
When "Verity" is arrested by way of the Gestapo, she's definite she doesn't stand an opportunity. As a undercover agent captured in enemy territory, she's dwelling a spy's worst nightmare. Her Nazi interrogators supply her an easy selection: demonstrate her project or face a grisly execution.
As she intricately weaves her confession, Verity uncovers her earlier, how she grew to become buddies with the pilot Maddie, and why she left Maddie within the wrecked fuselage in their aircraft. On every one new scrap of paper, Verity battles for her existence, confronting her perspectives on braveness, failure and her determined desire to make it domestic. yet will buying and selling her secrets and techniques be sufficient to avoid wasting her from the enemy?
A Michael L. Printz Award Honor publication that used to be referred to as "a fiendishly-plotted brain video game of a novel" within the long island instances, Code identify Verity is a visceral learn of chance, unravel, and survival that exhibits simply how a long way precise neighbors will visit retailer one another.
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Berk is still weak. Rhen is still caring for him. They are together all the time. She has to tend to his wounds, check his vital signs. I am left to do the cooking and the watching. John tries to talk to me, but I do not want to talk. The only thing in my mind is a feeling I can’t describe, but it’s not good. Anger boils in me the way our food boils as it is being prepared. I could play this feeling if I had my violin. But I don’t. I am desperate, though. So I excuse myself, take the transport away from the chamber—high enough that if the wolves came, I would be safe—and imagine the violin is in my arms.
The thought of just walking up to a settlement of people we know nothing about makes my heart race. ” Berk’s voice is soft but sure. “We need to go on. ” Berk is still so pale. He is right. But that fact doesn’t make the possibilities any less frightening. The dog is now running back in the direction he came from. We watch him run off. John lets out an earsplitting whistle and the dog returns, his tongue out, that happy look on his face. ” John’s laugh makes him sound years younger. The way I imagine he sounded before the War stripped him of everything.
Outside? ” I open them, but all I see is white. Then I remember—I am in the chamber. ” Rhen lays my head back down. ” I fell asleep. I turn my head. Berk is on the other side of the chamber. He is sleeping. I watch his chest rise and fall, rise and fall, making sure he really is alive. indd 27 10/11/13 10:31 AM Krista McGee Rhen hands me a piece of bread and a container of juice. I lift myself—slowly—and eat, keeping my eyes on Berk all the time. ” Logical Rhen is in control. Of course. Always ready with a plan.