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The Enigma Game: Code Name Verity, Book 4

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Harrowing, uplifting tale of planes, outsiders vs. Nazis

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Is It Any Good?

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Kids say: Not yet rated

In what may be her best book yet, Elizabeth Wein delivers a thrilling, nuanced tale of "outsider" characters thrown together in a desperate fight to outwit Nazis. Fifteen-year-old, Jamaican-born Louisa grabs you from the first page with her voice, her determination, her love for music and her problem-solving skills. The Enigma Game puts her in a wild, perilous adventure of code-breaking and helping the RAF. Aided by a cast of characters from an 82-year-old ex-opera singer to a defecting Luftwaffe pilot--all of whom rethink a lot of stereotypes along the way.

"Shaness [a Traveller curse word], nothing's to be expected!" exclaims 19-year-old Ellen. "I didn't expect Louisa to talk so posh! We didn't expect the Luftwaffe to fly in waving white flags! No one expected we'd win the Battle of Britain! If everybody went on doing what people expected, I'd be selling pins and willow baskets door to door instead of hauling this lot about between their battles! And you, Miss Morag Torrie, you'd be looking down your neb at me for being a Traveller lass, instead of mooning over my ATS driver's badge and wishing you were old enough to join up! Everybody shoves their sixpences into that bar [before taking off on a mission] expecting to come back for another drink and look at how many of them never come back!"


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