At the Guardian she named her ten favorite historical novels for young readers. One book on the list:
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth WeinRead about another entry on the list.
This is the most recently written of my top 10, but I have a feeling it too will haunt me for decades, offering surprises with every re-read. Tricky and sharp and atmospheric, it celebrates the love between two women pilots and the incredible bravery of the secret Special Operations Executive (SOE) who worked with the Resistance in occupied France and elsewhere. A thoroughly researched and thoroughly invigorating anatomy of loyalty.
Learn more about Code Name Verity at Elizabeth Wein's website and blog.
Writers Read: Elizabeth Wein (January 2008).
Writers Read: Elizabeth Wein (July 2012).