Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney

The MockingbirdsSome schools have honor codes.

Others have handbooks.

Themis Academy has the Mockingbirds.

Themis Academy is a quiet boarding school with an exceptional student body that the administration trusts to always behave the honorable way-the Themis way. So when Alex Patrick is date-raped during her junior year, she has two options: Stay silent and hope someone helps, or enlist the aid of the Mockingbirds-a secret society of students dedicated to righting the wrongs of the student body.

In this account of a teenage girl's search for her voice and the courage to use it, debut author Daisy Whitney reminds readers that standing up for someone, especially yourself, is worth the fight.

I read some reviews of The Mockingbirds and not all of them were good. Of course when I started reading this book I was looking for "the bad". Fortunately I didn't find anything wrong with it. Most of you know that the mockingbirds deal with date rape. At first I thought it was going to be a depressing read but as I kept reading it felt more of an inspirational read.

The writing was light and the message was strong. What fascinated me the most were the mockingbirds. I loved how the characters dealt with a situation so serious as date rape. They had a pretty awesome justice system going on. You'll see what I'm talking about when you read the book.

I seriously recommend The Mockingbirds. When you read it make sure to read the authors notes. I got goose bumps while reading it. I loved this book.

Have you read The Mockingbirds? What do you think about their justice system?


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