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 Patrick is date-raped during her junior... show more
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 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.
Publish date: November 2nd 2010
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 360
Edition language: English
, Realistic Fiction
, High School
, School Stories
, Boarding School
Series: The Mockingbirds (#1)
The Mockingbirds was an incredibly interesting novel. A student collective that runs trials against student crimes? Sounds pretty fabulous. I felt at times it was hard to get a grasp on who our main character, Alex, really was. I know that she enjoyed playing piano, and that she got date raped (whic...
It’s a hard issue to deal with. There are people pointing fingers and many different accusations being tossed about but when it all comes down to it, there are only two people who really know the story. This issue in Daisy Whitney’s novel is date rape and the parties involved are Alex and Carter. ...
Rating: 2 Stars/DNFHere's the thing about Daisy Whitney's The Mockingbirds - if you aren't invested in the characters and if you aren't a fan of the way this issue is handled, you'll likely not enjoy this book. Now, that isn't to say it's a bad book - at all. In fact, I'm more than a little thrilled...
My expectations were a little high on this one, so that might be the reason I was disappointed with the book. Many booktubers raved about this book, and I admit that I didn't dislike all of it. First of all, I really liked the concept of the story, of having a vigilante-ish group address a serious i...
So I had heard a lot of good things about this book. But I forgot about it for the longest time. Then one day, I saw it on the bargain shelf at Chapters and remembered it was supposed to be good, so I picked it up. It's a relatively short read, just over 300 pages. Surprisingly, I actually read it s...
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