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2018 Communiteen Read

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Check out this thoughtful endorsement of Communiteen Read by Elizabeth Wein. 

Elizabeth wein

Elizabeth is best known for the New York Times bestselling Code Name Verity, the story of a
friendship between two young women, pilot and spy, during World War II. Her 2017 novel
The Pearl Thief is a young adult mystery set in Scotland in 1938 and stars the appealing
narrator of Code Name Verity in her madcap youth. Elizabeth also has a science fiction novel
to her name, Cobalt Squadron, set in the Star Wars universe and connected to the 2017
release The Last Jedi. She is currently working on non-fiction for young people about the
women who flew as combat pilots in the Soviet Union during World War II.


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.  They'll get the truth out of her.  But it won’t be what they expect.

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, failure and her desperate hope to make it home. But will trading her secrets be enough to save her from a merciless and ruthless enemy?

Harrowing and beautifully written, Code Name Verity is a visceral read of danger, resolve, and survival that reveals just how far true friends will go to save each other. The bondage of war will never be as strong as the bonds forged by the unforgettable friendship in this extraordinary tale of fortitude in the face of the ultimate evil.


Morning author visit and small group at Portage Northern High School

Evening community event at the Kalamazoo Air Zoo

Morning author visit and small group at Portage Central High School

From Elizabeth Wein: "I have finally put up a blog post about my visit to Portage! It is crossposted to my Dreamwidth blog (where people can comment) and also is on my website."


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