by Elizabeth Wein
First sentence: “I am a coward.”
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Things this book is:
A World War II book.
A book about friendship, between two young women, specficially. Funny.
A book about torture.
A book about the Resistance.
A book about women pilots.
A book about things a person will do to save their skin.
An amazing example of voice. Seriously, the characters leap off the page.
Unputdownable. (Yeah, I know. Still, it fits.)
Things this book is not:
Another Holocaust book.
In other words: if you haven’t yet read this story about Maddie and Verity, and been captivated by their story, you are missing out.
And yes, it really is just as good as “they” all say.