Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Two British women are shot down over France during WWII. One has been captured by the Nazis, and in exchange for not being tortured and a promise of a quick death, she has agreed to tell her story. But she doesn’t. She tells the story of her friend Maddie, the pilot of her plane whom she isn’t even sure is still alive. Queenie, as she later reveals herself to be, shares a touching story of two young women from very different backgrounds who bond closer than sisters. Their stories are heartbreaking, believable, and memorable. And that’s only the first half of the book.
I highly recommend this book to everyone. It was simply that good. Fans of WWII fiction and stories about strong women will be particularly pleased. Look for the sequel, Rose Under Fire.