Thursday, November 4, 2010

THE MOCKINGBIRDS by Daisy Whitney

Okay, I have the best thing planned for today! The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney is a book you must all add to your TBR piles and read like, yesterday.

About the book:

The Twitter version: tell us about your book in 140 characters or less: THE MOCKINGBIRDS is the story of an underground student-run justice system at a prestigious boarding school and the date rape case they try. (Ooh, right on. Nicely played, Whitney, nicely played.)

The official blurb: 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.
(Ahh! I must read this now! Good thing I have a copy in my hands! Woot! Get yours here.)

Follow all The Mockingbird action on the Facebook page.

About Daisy:

Have you always wanted to be a writer? When I was younger I wanted to be a Broadway star, a ski jumper and an environmental scientist.

What made you decide to go that “extra step” and seek publication? Ah, that’s where the whole pursuit of dreams comes in. I have to say, NOT seeking an agent and NOT seeking publication was never an option. If I was writing a book (or several as I have three unpubbed novels) I was writing until I got it right and landed a book deal.

Quick! You’ve been chosen to go on Survivor. What luxury item do you take? I don’t even watch the show! But I would for sure want some good shampoo and body lotion. I don’t want dry skin!

And the most important of all: bacon or chocolate? Chocolate all the way. (I can tell I need to revamp this question. Humph.)

Click here to check out Daisy's website.

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38 comments:

Laura Pauling said...

I like that she takes a different approach to the whole date rape story and brings in the secret justice system. Very appealing!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Great review. I've heard so many good things about this book. It's definitely going to the top of my list.

Jemi Fraser said...

This sounds like a great book - definitely one I'll be picking up. :) Love the twitter version!

Christine Fonseca said...

This really is an amazing read. I LOVED it.

Jen Daiker said...

I have this book sitting in my pile right now... I'm stuck between The Hunger Games or The Mockingbirds... looks like you won my heart and I'll read The Mockingbirds first!

Rachel Morgan said...

Cool :-) I don't think I've read a story like this one before, and that's GREAT!

Teresa aka JW said...

Great review and interview. This sounds like a great book and will add it to my list.

Matthew Rush said...

This sounds like the strangest and the coolest premise for a story at the same time. I actually went to boarding school, so I will have to check this out.

Kelly said...

I've heard great things about this book!
Wonderful interview, ladies!
(chocolate or bacon is a very tough choice, btw)

Michelle McLean said...

oooo sounds like a good one!!!

Joanna St. James said...

definitely going on my TBR pile, btw black pepper cured bacon is a deal breaker for me i might be tempted to eat it.

Em-Musing said...

Secret justice, great concept.

Melanie said...

wow! this book sounds AWESOME. will pick up a copy and move this high on my list!

Lenny Lee! said...

hi miss elana! im thinking this book is sorta old for me so im gonna tell my sister and my brothers about it cause its something i think they could like. i like book reviews cause they help me know whats a good book for me or one of my family. yikes! bacon or chocolate? ha ha chocolate for sure!!!
...hugs from lenny

Stina Lindenblatt said...

It's in the mail as I type. And it's the next book I'm going to read (yep, it just jumped the TBR queue). :D

Shari said...

Oooh. I want to read this! Thanks for the blurb.

LTM said...

that really does sound like a fantastic premise... I'll have to check it out. Thanks, Elana! :o)

Colene Murphy said...

this book sounds so good. So does she! Wow, great interview.

Patti said...

Sounds like an intersting book. Reminds me of a movie from the late 80's or 90's with Michael Douglas.

Melissa said...

This book sounds SO good. I need to order this ASAP. I keep seeing it and lusting after it.

I'm going to amazon right now.

Thanks Elana! Also, love the mini interview.

Marsha Sigman said...

I am SOOOO reading this one. But I already planned to because Daisy rocks!!!

Carolyn V. said...

Yes!!! Chocolate. A girl after my own heart. (I really want this book!)

ali said...

I am currently reading the Mockingbirds and *loving it*. It's not a FUN read, but it is a GOOD one.

And I have big loves for Daisy. She is a rock star.

Candyland said...

I already wanted to read this, but she seems super cool too.

Heather said...

This sounds interesting! I'll have to pick it up. I'm ready for a good, serious read!

coffeelvnmom said...

I've been waiting for this to arrive... (C'mon, Barnes & Noble!)

Thanks for sharing the interview!:)

Quinn said...

I really want to read this book; it sounds great. Good interview.

Tina Lynn said...

*adds to TBR pile* *makes note to self that the Tina clone project needs to expedite processing*

Magan said...

I"ve been looking forward to this book since I first heard about it, but I LOVE that you did the Twitter version of a synopsis. Those "elevator" pitches get me everytime!

Lydia Kang said...

This looks like a fabulous book and a strong topic to tackle.
Thanks for both Elana and Daisy!

Shannon Whitney Messenger said...

LOVE Daisy and I LOVED this book. Seriously people, if you haven't read it yet you need to.

Great interview, Elana! :)

L.T. Elliot said...

This book sounds fascinating. I'll be sure to get my own copy!

And what's with bacon lagging in the polls. Come on, Porky! I'm rooting for you! ;)

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I totally want this book!

Your interview questions are so fun. I love the shampoo/body lotion answer. :-)

Melissa Gill said...

I've been hearing great buzz about this book. I've got to get it on m list right away.

Gail said...

Very interesting...adding to my list.

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Aw, great interview, Elana! I love hearing especially what authors will take as their luxury item.

P.S. Does anyone answer bacon? Just curious. I mean, I like bacon a lot, but, hm...

Lisa_Gibson said...

I can't wait to read this. Great interview.

Medeia Sharif said...

I think everyone picks chocolate.

I look forward to reading this novel.

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