Author(s): Elizabeth Wein
A New York Times Bestseller
October 11, 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. As a secret agent captured in enemy territory, "Verity" is living a spy's worst nightmare. Her Nazi interrogators give her a choice: reveal her mission or face a grisly execution. As she intricately weaves her confession, Verity uncovers her past.
School Library Journal Best Book of the Year (2012)
Agatha Award Nominee for Best Children's/Young Adult Novel (2012)
Edgar Award for Best Young Adult (2013)
Printz Honor (2013)
Carnegie Medal in Literature Nominee (2013)
Scottish Children's Book Award Nominee for Older Readers (2012)
Boston Globe/Horn Book Award Honor Book for Fiction (2012)
Publisher's Weekly Best Books for Children's Fiction (2012)
YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults (Top Ten) (2013)
Golden Kite Honor Award (2013)
Elizabeth Wein (www.elizabethwein.com) was born in New York City, grew up abroad, and currently lives in Scotland with her husband and two children. She is an avid flyer of small planes. She also holds a PhD in Folklore from the University of Pennsylvania.