The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney 


The Mockingbirds (The Mockingbirds, #1)
by Daisy Whitney
Pages: 339
My rating: A-
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.
There’s just something wonderful about a book that takes place at a boarding school. There’s already something so foreign and mysterious about boarding schools. Add to that a secret society based on my favorite book of all time? It makes for a complete winner. Also, The Mockingbirds deals with really important issues, like date rape. Aside from the secret society stuff, the book deals with date rape in a very real and believable way. It doesn’t sugar coat it, which I think is terribly important for young women. I really love some of the strong characters in this book. Alex has some awesome friends who step up for her when she needs it most. Her relationship with her sister is fabulous (but again, believable) and Martin…I love science nerd Martin.
I gave the book an A- for a few reasons. 1) The plot wasn’t very surprising. I was totally able to guess how it turned out. 2) I can’t explain it, but the book was lacking something for me. Overall, it was a great read!