Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

81hch97ggglTitle: Code Name Verity

Author: Elizabeth Wein

Pub Date: February 6th, 2012

Format: Audiobook

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My Rating: ★★★☆☆

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Captured British agent is held in France, tortured and forced to disclose the code she must know as a wireless operator. She has a deal with the Gestapo that got her two weeks to write down her account of British war effort that may be useful for Nazis. She is writing her story through the eyes of her friend Maggie. This was a bit irritating for me at points, especially the scene where she wrote of how Maggie met her. Maggie was the pilot that brought her to France, and who she believes is now dead after the plane crashed. The written accounts describe in detail how Maggie got her license and how she was working as a female pilot. There are also bits of the present events of being kept in prison. Those parts have a wit to them, but they don’t disclose how horrible the situation was for the Verity. And even the parts where she talks about being physically and forcefully restrained do little for me, they didn’t move me really. I didn’t care much for Verity throughout her story.

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The Trouble with Women by Jacky Fleming

9781449479763_bd71dTitle: The Trouble with Women

Author: Jacky Fleming

Pub Date: February 18th, 2016

My Rating: ★★★★☆

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You may have a lot of questions about women in history. The main one is probably why there were no women back in days of geniuses like Darwin or Schopenhauer. Or you may wonder why you never learned about women in school? Or if you learned about some women at school, why only about three of them? This book will answer you questions and even more!

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