Review: The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney
Publication date: November 2010
Number of Pages:335
ARC received by Anderson Book Store (pre publication event) thanks...
SOME SCHOOLS HAVE HONOR CODE
OTHERS HAVE THE HANDBOOKS. THEMIS ACADEMY
HAS THE MOCKINGBIRDS
About the book: back of ARC
Themis Academy is quiet boarding school with an exceptional student body that the administration trust to always behave the honorable way-the Themis way. So when Alex is date raped during her junior year. She has two options: stay silent and hope someone helps her, or enlist the Mockingbirds-a secret society of students dedicated to righting the wrongs of the student body.
In this account of a teenage girls 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.
Let me start by saying that this book holds such a series subject matter. I was anticipating this book to be something, depressing but I was wrong, reading about Alex struggle to find the truth about the night that changed her as a person was rewarding. I personally don't know much about date rape so reading about this girl that really didn't know anything about it herself and didn't deserve it to happen to her was rewarding. Because I was able to understand her situation. I was able to read and feel her frustration Daisy Whitney did a great job getting readers into Alex with the situation and Alex struggle to do the right thing . I also give her credit for creating this kick ass government of the MOCKINGBIRDS the way that they were set up was well turned-out she made the MOCKINGBIRDS into this government for the students rights. All in all this book had me reading and made me think about date rape I'm sure there are many people that choice to be quite about this subject but we have to be clear that this things do happen. The Mockingbirds was a great book about doing the right thing and the struggle it takes to do the right thing I recommend anybody to pick up.
About the Author:
Daisy Whitney is a reporter who has always believed in the power of speaking up. She successfully pressed charges at her university when she was sate-raped in collage .She lives in San Francisco, California, and her website is www.DaisyWhitney.com