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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney book review

Alex is a junior at the prestigious Themis Academy, a quiet boarding school, where the administration believes the students can do no wrong. Students never cheat, bully or harass other students. After Alex is date raped after drinking too much one evening,she feels there is no one for her to turn to. She doesn't feel comfortable going to the school administration, the authorities or her parents. Plus she feels partly responsible because she doesn't remember that night. Luckily the students of Themis Academy realize that not everything is perfect at the school. A group of students have formed an underground society called the Mockingbirds, who take on cases of students who have been wronged. Alex takes her case before the Mockingbirds and learns that importance of sticking up for others and yourself. Recommended for young adults 15-18-years-old.

1 comment:

  1. The book carries the wonderful message of self-empowerment and speaking out against the wrongs that have been done to self or others, yet it is organically done through the plot and characters and at no point becomes preachy.