Friday, November 12, 2010

2010 book 266

Daisy Whitney's The Mockingbirds
When a teenage girl at a boarding school is date-raped, she appeals to a society of students--the Mockingbirds--who dispense justice to the student body. This novel manages to straddle the line between overly preachy/educational about the issue and being just a solid story. The main character is particularly well done (an author's note at the end reveals that Whitney was date-raped, so of course she nails the emotions), as are her friends and the boarding school environment in general. I was really wrapped up in finding out the outcome of the case, so even if things seems to wrap up too neatly, I'm not going to complain about it. A-.

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