The Mockingbirds

The Mockingbirds

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Some schools have honour codes. Others have handbooks. Themis Academy has the Mockingbirds. Themis Academy is a quiet boarding school where the students are exceptional, the faculty trust that everyone does the right thing, and the administration sees only what it wants to see - perfection. So when Alex spends a drunken-night with a male student and awakes to evidence of a sexual encounter she can't remember, she doesn't know where to turn for help. As she slowly comes to terms with the fact that she was date raped, she enlists the help of the Mockingbirds - a secret society of her peers whose mission is to right the wrongs that the faculty and administration don't even know exist. In standing up to her attacker, Alex discovers a strength she never knew she had and begins to understand that if you love something or someone - especially yourself - it's worth fighting for.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 137.16 x 208.28 x 27.94mm | 340.19g
  • Little, Brown & Company
  • Little, Brown Young Readers
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0316090549
  • 9780316090544
  • 202,085

Review quote

"In The Mockingbirds, Daisy Whitney has written an unflinchingly honest story about the importance of taking a stand and speaking out. An emotionally powerful debut that will leave readers breathless." "Courtney Summers, author of "Cracked Up to Be"""show more

About Daisy Whitney

Daisy Whitney is an expert in new media, specializing in covering Internet video, social networking, YouTube, and iTunes. She writes for a number of national publications and blogs about reading and writing at Bookchick.com. She lives in Californiashow more

Review Text

"[Whitney] writes with smooth assurance and a propulsive rhythm as she follows Alex through the Mockingbird's trial process and its accompanying emotional storm of confusion, shame, fear, and finally, empowerment. Authentic and illuminating, this strong debut explores vital teen topics of sex and violence; crime and punishment; ineffectual authority; and the immeasurable, healing influence of friendship and love."- Booklistshow more

Rating details

5,798 ratings
3.78 out of 5 stars
5 28% (1,626)
4 36% (2,098)
3 25% (1,458)
2 7% (431)
1 3% (185)
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