Friday, February 4, 2011

Friday Book Recommendation

Today's recommendation is THE MOCKINGBIRDS by Daisy Whitney

Summary: 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.

Why I chose this book: I really can't say enough good things about THE MOCKINGBIRDS it's painful, honest, and ultimately uplifting. But not in a cheesy or over the top way. It's raw, and brutal. But not in an exploitative way. It's encouraging and brave and it's the one book I wish had been given to me when I was seventeen. I think this book is SO IMPORTANT. It needs to get into the hands of every teen, boy and girl. So, yeah. I love this book. You should read it.


  1. I'm in the middle of The Sky Is Everywhere right now, but I'll have to read this. Thanks, Valerie!

  2. Kristi, I LOVE that book!
    Valerie, I've had THE MOCKINGBIRDS since May 2010. I seriously need to read it! Great rec!


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