Wein, Elizabeth. Code Name Verity. Egmont Press, 2012.
From Goodreads: "I have two weeks. You’ll shoot me at the end no matter what I do.
That’s what you do to enemy agents. It’s what we do to enemy agents. But I look at all the dark and twisted roads ahead and cooperation is the easy way out. Possibly the only way out for a girl caught red-handed doing dirty work like mine — and I will do anything, anything, to avoid SS-Hauptsturmführer von Linden interrogating me again.
He has said that I can have as much paper as I need. All I have to do is cough up everything I can remember about the British War Effort. And I’m going to. But the story of how I came to be here starts with my friend Maddie. She is the pilot who flew me into France — an Allied Invasion of Two."
I love, love, loved the first 286 pages of this book. On page 286 I was surprised for the first time in my reading career - I stared at the page the same way I did at the end of NCIS Season 2. I reread it to make sure I had read it correctly.
I only gave this book four stars, because after that shock the rest of the book was a bit of a let-down. It was still good, but not as epic-ly good as it had been. But still - WOW - this was a good read.