Series: The Mockingbirds #1
Release Date: November 2, 2010
Publisher: Little Brown Young Readers
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Some 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 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 their fellow peers.
In this honest, page-turning account of a teen girl's struggle to stand up for herself, debut author Daisy Whitney reminds readers that if you love something or someone--especially yourself--you fight for it.
I went into The Mockingbirds not knowing anything about the story, which was probably a mistake in hindsight. The Mockingbirds is a story about a rape survivor and how she handles the aftermath with the help of her friends and a secret society at her boarding school. Due to lack of research on my part, I was shocked to find out that The Mockingbirds was about date-rape, because I managed to steer clear of summaries and spoilers. On the one hand, I love doing this because I hate knowing what a book is about before going into it. On the other, I sort of wish I had been more prepared.
Alex, the main character, is someone who I really enjoyed reading about. I didn’t feel any mind-blowing connection to her or anything, but I felt many feels while she was dealing with her abuse and I love the way that she handled it. It wasn’t easy for her, obviously, but she survived and she’s freakin’ awesome.