The Mockingbirds

The Mockingbirds

The Mockingbirds Series, Book 1

eBook - 11/02/2010
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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.
Publisher: New York Little, Brown Books for Young Readers 11/02/2010
ISBN: 9780316174206
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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avao418
Aug 14, 2016

This book was interesting. Kept me guessing throughout the book. this book shows that some students can make a difference.

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Haven0406
Sep 04, 2014

The book was decent and I'm glad I read it. Kept me entertained throughout the whole book.

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brookeworthington
Jul 21, 2012

I was immediately drawn in by this secretive school to begin with. The entire story seemed so real to me, like Alex was a friend of mine and she was telling me all of this or I had found her journal and was pouring over it. I read this is one day, I was so addicted to this book.
I've always like books like this. A small group of people overlooking the power a larger group may have or think they have and they change things for the better because that is the right thing to do.
This novel left me screaming at Carter's rumors and his awful phone call. If left me crying tears of joy when the verdict was guilty (for some reason I was so sure the author was going to throw a curve ball and let him off), and in general feeling like justice had been served.

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The_Zookeeper
Mar 15, 2011

It was interesting how this prestigious school has an underground justice system, run by the students for the students. A very quick read.

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cowskaf
Jan 14, 2011

Excellent book about the power of students to make change. Alex, a junior at boarding school, is date-raped but obtains justice through a secret student society: the Mockingbirds. The Mockingbirds themselves are well thought-out with detailed rules and procedures. Alex, as a character, isn't overly self-interested, slutty, or boring. In fact, she's incredibly realistic. The ending, though, was disappointingly predictable. There was no dramatic turn to add pizzazz. Still, the themes of this book make it an important read. Overall, Daisy Whitney has crafted an inspiring tale showing that no matter how small we seem to be, we can always make a difference.

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Feb 28, 2013

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VeganGreen thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 14 and 18

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