by Elizabeth Wein
Female pilots are rarely the first thing that comes to mind when someone mentions WWII. In reality, many did have the important task of ferrying new and/or damaged planes from airfield to airfield. Thanks to those oft-forgotten women, Wein created Maddie, a young woman with an aptitude for mechanics. Get to know Maddie through the eyes of her friend, a female spy. This friend is a prisoner of war with an engaging story to tell. Throughout much of the book, I couldn't help but wonder how much was really the cover story. By the end you will know. If you are a tenderheart, you will be blubbing your way to the finale.
Note: This title ties in well with the nonfiction title, Beyond Courage by Doreen Rappaport.