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: The setting, Themis Academy, is enough of a reason to choose this for B2SW. As is the tagline, "Hush little students, don't say a word." These were reason enough, but I chose this because I think this book may be one of those that captures the minds of teen girls, helps them deal with the bad in their life, and helps them learn how to take control and be empowered. I've read some really great, glowing reviews, so I'm hoping this one lives up to my expectations.
This week, why not share some of your childhood favorites with a child?
You never know; years from now, they might be dedicating their book to you...