A Book a Week – Code Name Verity

I read Code Name Verity was another book club pick (different book club) and another book I wouldn’t have picked up on my own. It takes place during World War II and involves graphic and painful scenes that involve young women. And it’s historical fiction. Even though this book was on all the lists for one of the best books in 2012, since I swore off reading depressing stuff, I never even considered picking it up.

But alas, it was meant to be.

When it got picked for book club, I knew I was going to read it. This, too, was hard to get through. Especially the beginning which is quite historical with its descriptions about planes. Overall, there was too much graphic violence and sadness for me. The book has some wonderful moments and messages about truth and friendship.

But not enough to make up for the horrors.

1 comment to A Book a Week – Code Name Verity

  • Tina W.

    I wouldn’t have normally read this book, either, but I loved it. I thought it was so well done. I agree that there was a lot of plane descriptions and that horrible things happened, but I thought the author did a great job of keeping the story moving so your heart wouldn’t break too badly all at once.

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