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31 August 2012 @ 10:55 am
nearly wordless recommendation  
I read Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein yesterday, and after I'd mopped up the tears, I realized that I wanted to recommend this fierce, beautiful, touching, and surprisingly even funny book to people, but I had no idea how to talk about it or what to say. I managed to read a review of it in Horn Book, of all places, that spoiled some of the developments for me, so I didn't want to do that, and I didn't want to simply parrot a bunch of commonplaces about WWII stories, and I didn't want to downplay how painful the book could be in favor of talking about the friendship between the two main characters, even though for me that's one of the things that makes the book stand out...

So here. I read Code Name Verity yesterday. You should read it too.
melancholy in the rainliseuse on September 26th, 2012 05:10 pm (UTC)
So good! I am still all full of feelings, and liable to well up a bit at the thought of it.
tempestsarekindtempestsarekind on September 26th, 2012 05:28 pm (UTC)
I went to an author event the other evening for another YA author who mentioned the book, and several people in the audience (myself included) made these odd little appreciative yet slightly heartbroken noises in response! It certainly seems to have touched a chord.

Speaking personally, I cried the most at the letter from Julie's mother at the end. Oof.