Teen Book Club: Code Name Verity
1303 W. Third Street
This month in our book club for ages 13-18, we’re reading Code Name Verity, a World War II historical fiction novel about a British spy captured by the Nazis and fighting for her survival.
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?
Ask at the front desk to sign up and get your FREE copy of the book!
Teen Book Club will meet in the children’s program room.
We will have a snack – when you sign up, please let us know about any food allergies so that we can plan to have safe snacks for everyone.