Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Waiting On Wednesday (14): The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill of Breaking The Spine spotlighting upcoming releases.

The new website The Contemps has been getting lots of blogger press in the last few weeks. I finally checked it out and was really impressed with the selections of contemporary realistic YA fiction.

Celebrate realistic YA with The Contemps!

Here is one of the upcoming titles:

The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney
November 2, 2010

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.

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for dropping by! As far as I can tell, it looks like Deadly is purely historical - there's a more detailed description at the author's website here: http://www.juliechibbaro.com/disc.htm.

    The Mockingbirds sounds really dark and edgy - I've heard it's quite graphic, so I may check out some more reviews of it before I go ahead and pick it up. It does sound intense though!

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  2. Away over to visit The Contemps now, thanks for the link.

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  3. I'm seeing this one everywhere and it sounds very emotional, but in a good way. I'll have to add it to my list:)

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