What It Is About: Verity is a spy during World War II. She has become great friends with a female pilot named Maddie. When they crash in enemy territory, things don't look good for them. The Nazi's want Verity to confess all of her secrets and what her mission was. If she does not, they will execute her. As she writes a series of letters, she details her life, her past, and how she and Maddie became the best of friends. She hopes that this confession will save her life.
What I Thought Of It: I had heard such great things about this novel. I was excited to read it. When I found it at the library on audio, I decided to listen to it during my commute. I'm not sure why, but this story did not grab me and I never really truly enjoyed it. I found it quite slow and hard to follow the story line. After awhile I didn't care much about the plot, but continued to listen day after day so I could finish it. It was my hope that things would "click" and I would start to enjoy the story. For whatever reason, this did not happen. I'm not a huge fan of historical fiction, so maybe that was part of the reason.
Who Should Read It: Being a young-adult novel, this would be perfect for high school and college level readers. I know many adult readers have read the novel and enjoyed it. Readers that enjoy historical fiction, World War II, pilots, spies, and espionage will find this an excellent read. It always amazes me how the same book can reach certain readers and doesn't for others. I guess that is the marvelous aspect of reading. Happy Reading!
Rating: 2 STARS out of 5 Stars