Rating: 5 Stars
I picked this one up because I had read the amazing reviews about it and I needed a good audiobook to keep me awake during the traffic I sit into on the way to work. Most of the audiobooks I’d listened to did nothing more than give me a migraine before I got into the office, and I was about ready to give up on the idea all-together, when I got Code Name Verity.
I’m a big science fiction fan. If it doesn’t have an aspect of fantasy in it, I’m probably not going to read it.
But I’ll be damned if I wasn’t enthralled for every word of Code Name Verity. This book is my enemy. It is my best friend. It made me laugh, cry, and hate myself. I have never been so touched by a story until I read this book. I can’t stop thinking about it.
I even listened to the author’s note in the end of the audiobook and, if I hadn’t, I would have believed every detail in Code Name Verity happened exactly as it was stated. This book is fiction, but it doesn’t feel like fiction. If it’s not true, why do I feel so torn up by it?
Elizabeth Wein has an amazing talent. She brought the characters in her novel to life so vividly that I’m still having a hard time believing they never actually existed.
My heart broke 100 times over while listening to this book. I believe having the audio made it that much more powerful.
Please don’t pass up an opportunity to read this book. Please give it plenty of your time and attention. It deserves nothing less.