Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Waiting On Wednesday: The Mockingbirds


Waiting on Wednesday idea from Jill at Breaking the Spine.

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The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney

* Published by: Little, Brown (US)
* Format: Hardcover
* Release Date: November 2nd, 2010 (US)

* On Amazon: here


Amazon summary:

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.

How good does this sound?! It's another debut that's been on my radar ever since I heard about it a few months ago, and I've been hearing great things from other bloggers who have been lucky enough to read it. Secret societies always interest me, though I don't think I've come across one formed to right the wrongs of the student body. I can't wait for this one!

15 comments:

Kate Evangelista said...

It does sound interesting. I like secret societies too. :-)

Lori said...

I CAN'T wait to read this!! Great pick!

Cass said...

I am looking forward to this book! I like the cover, the story sounds interesting, and plus the title reminds me of To Kill a Mockingbird, one of the only school books I've ever actually enjoyed. Plus it's a DEBUT! The debuts I've read so far have been great, so this one will also be a treat. :)

Mine: Matched by Ally Condie.

Lauren said...

I've never read the summary of this one before, and actually I *love* the sound of it. Great pick, and thanks for the heads up.

Nomes (inkcrush) said...

yay! I'm waiting on this one too :)

lost.in.stories said...

Sounds like a really interesting book, thanks!

Lauren said...

Great pick! I love books about secret societies so this is a must read for me. Though, I'm not really found of the cover for some reason.

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

I'm really excited about this one too. I've always wanted to be part of a secret society, for some reason... :)

The Library Lurker said...

This is my pick this week too! It just looks so good! Great pick ;)

Lea (YA Book Queen) said...

Great pick! I'm very excited for this one!! :)

Carla said...

Right thats it, the next time we see each other we need to make up a little dance for all the books we seriously want to read, like our own little wow dance, because then when I see these posts I wouldnt be jumping around, I would actually be dancing a real wow dance. And pssst, out of context and totally unrelated. The laughter, It will not stop. Utterly ridiculous and seriously WTFish. YES, I love it!!

Leanna (Daisy Chain Book Reviews) said...

This one looks good. I love anything that centres arounds boarding schools/secret societies. I'm not a fan of the cover, though.

Mariam Maarouf said...

This sounds REALLY great! I'm going to put it on my TBR list :)
I hope one day I'll see my book on someone's WoW :D (You can know more about it from my blog, if you want)

Meredith said...

I've heard such great things about this one, and I can't pass up a book about secret societies, either. Great pick!

I Want To Read That said...

Me too! Sounds ace!