On the way to the airport to day, I asked my fourteen year old daughter which novels she was taking with her (besides Silas Marner which she has to read for school), she said that she hadn't finished Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein and proceeded to tell me the whole story.
Although she ruined it for me, I am busy with my own books and hope to listen to it as an audiobook. It sounds fantastic. It is about two girl friends who fly planes for Britain in World War Two. One is captured by the Nazis and that is all I am telling you about it. The story sounds incredibly exciting as well as heart breaking.
Although the book is not technically difficult, it is emotional maturity that is needed for it. So a 14 year is the perfect age. She could be reading George Eliot but she will wait until the plane ride home for that.Elizabeth Wein