Saturday, January 11, 2014

Five top tear-jerking YA books

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog Melissa Albert highlighted five of her favorite YA books that might make one cry. One entry on the list:
Code Name Verity, by Elizabeth Wein

“Kiss me, Hardy!” Do you have chills yet? No? Then you haven’t read Code Name Verity, which uses this famous Horatio Nelson quote to staggering effect. It’s a BFF love story about two teenaged British girls in World War II—one a wunderkind pilot, the other a captured spy—that I put off reading for months, not being a habitual reader of historical fiction. Thank goodness the entire internet was conspiring to convince me to pick it up. You’ll read it in a night, then put in an order for Wein’s latest, the recently released Rose Under Fire.
Read about another book on the list.

Code Name Verity also appears on Sara Brady's list of six of the best spies in romance, Lenore Appelhans's top ten list of teen books featuring flashbacks and Lydia Syson's list of ten of the best historical novels for young readers.

Writers Read: Elizabeth Wein (January 2008).

Writers Read: Elizabeth Wein (July 2012).

--Marshal Zeringue