The Enigma Game

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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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5.6 X 8.3 X 1.5 inches | 1.3 pounds

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About the Author

Elizabeth Wein was born in New York City, grew up abroad, and currently lives in Scotland. She is an avid flyer of small planes. She also holds a PhD in Folklore from the University of Pennsylvania. Visit her at


"Even if you're not one for "war stories," you'll likely get caught up in the breathless thrill-ride of Wein's newest World War II novel. ...its twisty plot, multivoiced narration and poetic prose make it fly by. It's an illuminating historical read and a realistic depiction of the costs of war."

--The New York Times Book Review

* "compelling and emotionally taut...Wein's story of unexpected friendship and empowerment during wartime is intelligent, compassionate and thrilling."

--Shelf Awareness, starred review
* "gripping.... Readers will enjoy The Enigma Game as a standalone thriller or as a prequel to Wein's 2013 Printz Honor book Code Name Verity...The Enigma Game furthers Wein's streak of excellent historical fiction."----BookPage, starred review
* "this is historical fiction at its finest...another soaring success."----Kirkus Reviews, starred review
* "a comprehensive, believable, and engaging page-turner that should not be missed."----School Library Connection, starred review
* "cleverly plotted...a rich work of historical fiction."----The Horn Book, starred review
"exhilarating and atmospheric.... Just the ticket for lovers of historical thrillers and Wein's many fans."----School Library Journal
"dramatic and informative"----BCCB