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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

B2SW: First Pages: The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney

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:  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...


  1. Thanks for the reading/ teaser/ preview! I can't wait to read this book...I love the writing so far!

  2. Sounds good so far! I've actually been skipping over this one so far, but I just added it to my TBR list now. Thanks for sharing! :D

  3. I've had this on my wishlist for a while, your teaser made me want to read it even more. Thank you so much for sharing :)

  4. This is the book! I vaguely remember you telling me about a book I would love on facebook, and I think this is it! I couldn't remember what it was, and it was driving me crazy. I can't wait to hear what you think!


  5. I don't think this was it, Amber. I haven't read it yet, so I don't know if you would love it. (Though I may have said I picked it up at ALA and it seemed your style. Anytime you want to read it, you're welcome to.)

    Give me a minute and I'll try and think of what I may have FBed you about...

  6. This sounds really intriguing and quite an issue. I would love to read it and might enjoy this too.


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