EBOOK or PDF (The Mockingbirds) ↠ Daisy Whitney


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K for me Yes we as the reader now he was a rapist yes he got what he deserved but the characters were unsure or couldn t be sure until the case was heard so by rendering punishment without giving him the opportunity to say his piece or defend himself the book took on a bitter taste It seemed childish and vindictive when it was meant to be empoweringI urge you to read The Mockingbirds and make your own decisions If you like Speak you will enjoy reading Whitney s The Mockingbirds Rating 2 StarsDNFHere s the thing about Daisy Whitney s The Mockingbirds if you aren t invested in the characters and if you aren t a fan of the way this issue is handled you ll likely not enjoy this book Now that isn t to say it s a bad book at all In fact I m than a little thrilled that Whitney wrote a book about date rape set in a boarding school all with a secret society who takes matters into their own hands From the surface it sounds fantastic When you dig a little deeper and really stop to think about this though I can t say I was wholly sold on the ideaAlex our protagonist really is one of those characters you connect with from the beginning itself Her horror at waking up in a strange boy s bed at not remembered what happened to her the night before at realizing she was raped while passed out and unconsciousit s all so frightening and real Whitney does an amazing job of giving us a character who can t remember her rape whose act of rape seems almost ambiguous but truly isn t Yet though these events are shockingly realistic Alex herself and her dialogue and conversations with others from her best friends to her older sister felt very flat For me the main issue stemmed from the fact that the surrounding facts behind this story didn t feel real at all I was unable to buy into the fact that all the teachers and adults at the prestigious academy Alex attends believe that because they teach highly intelligent and motivated students bad things cannot happen I m sorry but not even one teacher thought Huh you Sa Ilalim ng Dagat know there might be just ONEid who gets bullied in this school The Mockingbirds reuires this type of suspension of belief for without the lack of adults in this story how would we have a secret society on our hands And still this society disappoints The Mockingbirds only operate ifwhen they ve been asked to which means they don t help people unless they want help Which I think is ridiculous If a member of this club saw someone being bullied they wouldn t be able to actively help them unless that person themselves asked for help In one way I almost admire this concept I love the fact that people have to want to stand up for themselves to be helped and I also love the idea that teens can find strength after horrible events such as rape and bullying without having to rely on adults Yet this book was hardly written in that manner instead it blatantly forces you to suspend your belief to enjoy it which is something I find very difficult to do as a reader Additionally the secondary characters in this novel were very flat Not only did the dialogue seem forced in some parts but the friendships in this also seemed highly superficial and a bit too perfect I do think Whitney did an amazing job of portraying the horror and fear that a victim of rape feels especially the acknowledgment that they suddenly are a victim but truly I can t say I enjoyed this book I went into The Mockingbirds looking for a book that was about coping with rape than dealing out punishments a book that was introspective than a mock trial by teens i m sure the trial by teens I m sure the of The Mockingbirds appeals to many readers and doubtless this book has and will resonate with many readers but my idea of an issue book isn t this If you go into The Mockingbirds with the right mindset though Whitney doesn t fail on the other hand she may sometimes disappoint This is what I thought The Mockingbirds would be a powerful heart felt intriguing and emotional read It has a lot of components that appeal to me like mad boarding school mysterious society fierce vigilante justice with a traumatised but strong and sympathetic main characterI was SO thrilled to finally have a copy especially after reading so many fab reviewsUnfortunately I found myself Silence of Winter (Cromwell Chronicles, kinda bored while reading this First off the first chapter is intriguing The prose utterly appealingind of sparse and sharp and a little bit ache y I liked thatI also loved all the little references To Kill a Mockingbird and I adored the music stuff the Mozart the piano playing and the passion for classical It was really well expressed and very coolHowever as the book progressed I found myself not caring much due to not being able to connect to the characters I don t now what it was about Alex that just made not feel anything really about her plight Because I think date rape is horrific as anyone would Yet she was so distanced from me I couldn t feel her emotions I didn t feel compelled by her storyThe other characters all seemed interchangeable with each other none of them rose above just being characters in a book they felt flat and one a book They felt flat and one The love interest had no real spark but hey he was a great sensitive guy Because I didn t connect to the characters I wasn t whisked into the story and it made it harder for me to suspend my disbelief regarding the set up of the novel For this ind of premise I really need to be engaged and rooting for the main character which unfortunately didn t happen for me Little things regarding the plot snuck in and bugged me SighI am obviously in the minority here There s mostly high ratings and glowing reviews yet reading through a lot of them it seems some people are all pumped up about the importance of this book in addressing date rape It makes me wonder if people liked the book due to the powerful message or if they genuinely had a brilliant time reading it you nowOverall I found it to be a stark ind of dull read Yet it really is just my objective opinion I did like the idea and History and Some Anecdotes of the Settlement of Newbury, Washington County, Ohio kudos to the author for tackling such an intense and relevant subject The prose was well written perhaps a similar vibe to Courtney Summers so I d still consider reading Daisy Whitney s future books I guess I m just disappointed I didn t connect to this titleI give this two stars because for me it was just okay. E raped by another student she doesn'tnow where else to go As much as she'd like to forget what happened she can't escape the daily reminders of what went wrong that terrible night Before she can summon the courage to take a stand she'll have to accept that her battle for justice is not hers alone Standing up for someone especially yourself is worth the figh. Ou peace of mind But was it really my choice Was it ever my choice last night Did I choose Could I chooseI have to Ten Years Beyond Baker Street know We re talking about a girl who didn t even realise she had been raped A total example of the lack ofnowledge in our culture when it comes to consentI m going to let the book speak ofr itself because I m really bad at words I m saying it s unfortunately very normal to doubt to think it was your fault that you let it happen And it s also completely awful to feel that way because you re the one who got hurt You re the one whose rights were taken away And you re the one I m getting the sense trying to stand up for yourself now Unlike All The Rage we didn t get that much of the psycological part of the situation but we also have a girl who is surrounded by people she can trust and can help her I m me again restored I m me who I was who I m supposed to be who I ve always beenIn this moment I m not defined by the other things the things that happened to me the things I didn t choose This is the part of me that defines me for all time for always The thing I choose completely What happens when being a hater of Issues Books you re confronted with an Issues Book concerning an issue you actually feel strongly about Every element of plot in The Mockingbirds every character has some function in the task of showing that sex without explicit consent or ability to consent is rape that though rape may be a difficult crime to prosecute and so humiliating to the victim going through the process those victims who speak out are validating victims everywhere I agree with all of that passionately But there is no character who feels like a whole complex spontaneous and individual person which made it tough for me to enjoy as a piece of literature Every character is an avatar for a stance or a stage in our main character s coping process All of Alex s friends understand what she s feeling immediately in the aftermath of her being raped twice by a water polo player she met at a show while drunk and they hop in line to help seek justice for her There s a boy who has a crush on her and is respectful of her who helps her build back up her comfort level with sexuality Her unmarried female teacher explains that having a physical response to the sex doesn t mean consent The date rapist is a complete villain who taunts his victim and lies to evade conviction Are there rapists who make the lives of their victims hell Sure There are also many date rapists who are not mustache twirling dastardly liars They re men who for lack of self restraint or poor decision making or selfishness proceed with what they were doing without regard for their partner That doesn t make their actions any less wrong or any less a case of rape But it does mean that rape happens with nuance too and that s something that young women especially have to be aware of With all of the focus that Whitney gives to consent and to the thoughts and actions that blur the line of what we call rape I think that nuance is important to her too that nuance in rape is something she wishes to convey to her teenage readers for the purpose of empowerment That s great But I only wish it had come through in her charactersIt s hard to write a book for teenagers about date rape I m sure It wasn t until college that I started exploring feminist thought and truly comprehending how deeply entrenched sexism and victim blaming is in popular culture Given how thoroughly exposure to feminism shakes up your worldview as a young woman and gives you a feeling of worth which is why it s important maybe a plot like The Mockingbirds needs to be written in an obvious way for this age group But I also thinkmaybe it doesn t I don t now Added this book a few days agoBought it yesterdayDecided it was crap Returned itI had a review on here but I took it down because in reality on here but I took it down because in reality was an open invitation for trolls to gripe me out No thank you The end Most of the reviews I ve posted haven t been getting a lot of attention so I doubt this one will matter either I loved mostly everything about The Mockingbirds The writing was superior The subject matter was one that needs to be talked about and the characters were drawn very well Even the smallest character in the book had a fantastic voice The rape scenes were believable and scary The black outs from the drinking caused the character to remember her rape in bits and I loved that aspect of the bookI think this book in time will be looked to and taught in classes around the country I do believe the subject matter makes it important immediately and I think that there are a lot of things to learn from Whitney s storyDaisy Whitney is courageous She wrote this story from her own experiences in college when the idea of what date rape is was still forming and being fought over in committees at our nation s finest collegiate establishments Daisy gives young girls courage and hope in this book but I did have one major problem with the story The next part of did have one major problem with the story The next part of review may contain spoilers BewareAt first I thought The Mockingbirds were a great addition to the story A secret group set up by the main character s older sister in hopes of fending off and discouraging bullying of any ind by dispensing with a court like mandate and justice under the noses of the school administration The administration believed that no child in their academy could do anything wrong so there was no need to have a zero tolerance policy in placeI thought this element brought action and a feeling of empowerment to the story That feeling lasted a few pages until The Mockingbirds decided to take on the case of rape There was an initial meeting where Alex explains the circumstances of her date rape They Mockingbirds then decide to take on her caseBefore the case is even tried The Mockingbirds begin to exact justice on the rapist He was not innocent until proven guilty They docked his points to leave campus and even went as far as to take away his birthday cake All on the word of the girl who had been raped They wrote his name in a book which I saw as bullying and said if he is found not guilty he gets his points back and his name erasedI have a firm belief in innocent until proven guilty and the vigilante bullying in the name of justice ruined a huge chunk of Whitney s boo. Isn't as pristine as it appears There's a dark underbelly to the perfect record the Themis administration flaunts Student infractions are rampant and it's up to a secret vigilante society the Mockingbirds to maintain order on campus a responsibility their members take very seriously Alex Patrick never thought she would need the Mockingbirds But when she's dat. .
I was a little nervous about reading THE MOCKINGBIRDS For one thing there s no magic No time travel And no spunky sarcastic trash talking slang flinging main characters There are no crazy action seuences No monsters demons angels or shapeshifting whatevers in sight It s not like any YA I ve read recently especially because it deals with the very difficult subject of date rapeAnd yetI couldn t put the frigging book down I simply had to Old Granny and the Bean Thief know how it would end I felt so attached to Alex the main character like she could be my best friend my daughterme I felt invested in what happened to her and let s be honest that s hard to come by in books nowadaysThe thing is the really bad stuff happens even before the book starts So the reader doesn t have to face the live action horror only the aftermath And while this makes the rape easier to bear it makes it well difficult because we get tonow Alex like really get inside her head and fall in love with her before she relives the rape inside her mind and for others It s downright gut wrenchingBut pure effing geniusI love that Alex is level headed and intelligent and put together but also real She s a smart teenager with normal angst and expectations and dreams thrust into an unbearable situation And though I ve never gone through what she did the phases of her emotions felt genuine to me But as much as the date rape monopolizes the premise it doesn t monopolize all the action in the book or even the experience of the reader Alex continues to live her life fall in love worry about normal teen stuffhopeIndeed it s hope that drives the book it s what sucked me in This is not one of those books where bad things happen and then happen and continue to happen You don t get to the last page thinking WTF The secret society of The Mockingbirds offers a lot of hope but most of it comes from inside Alex herself While they might seek justice on her behalf it is the strength inside Alex that makes everything okay no matter what the outcome is And this is the true beauty the true gift of THE MOCKINGBIRDS It is sweet poignant gut twisting sad frustrating funny and hopeful It is strength embodied courage up for grabs 45 stars Although I had a minor issue with this book overall it coveys a serious message with an unforgettable toneI loved the Mockingbirds Their system fascinated me and I wanted to B. Smiths Entertaining and Cooking for Friends know about them just like Alex did It intrigued me that the students took it upon themselves to organize a system to deal out justice as opposed to pleading with the teachers or administration to aid themThe issue of date rape is austere and genuine I realize that even though it is not reported often it does happen than it should The fact that Daisy Whitney was a victim of such a horrible deed herself is unfortunate but I am glad she wrote such a powerful novel to help others learn about itOne thing that peeved me a bit was how the students refused to contact the police I understand how blinded the school administration might have been but I hope individuals who read this book will not be afraid to call the authorities it is their job after all I really hate when I wait so long to review a book after I read it I don t even have a copy of it here to refer to so I m really just giving my impression of what I could remember from this book If I remember correctly this was Daisy Whitney s first novel and frankly I felt like it showed I found the story idea really interesting but the execution of the plot and the writing itself was a bit so so The basic premise is that at an elite boarding school a small group of students called the Mockingbirds have taken it upon themselves to administer justice to those who were wronged and punish those students who otherwise went unpunished for their crimes Sounds pretty exciting huh Like a small group of Batmans or somethingAnd yet the author managed to make it boring The mai My Thoughts Whoa Daisy Whitney you sure donow how to get to us This was a wonderful novel so insightful and emotional we meet alex who insightful and emotional We meet Alex who your typical student She gets good grades and wants to do something with her life She goes out with some friends one night drinks a little too much goes back to a guy s room and gets date raped She Zines! Volume 1 knows she drank a little but didn t think she drank enough to really hurt her This book opens up the next day where Alex wakes up in a strange room naked with a strange guy laying next to her She can t remember what really happened He alerts her that they had sex twice and she was all over himWell she goes back to her room and talks to her friends and realizes she was date raped The guy who date raped her is a popular jock named Carter who thinks nothing can touch him Carter starts rumors about Alex and how she is easy Alex gets help from The Mockingbirds a secret society set up by students to enforce justice throughout the student bodyThis was such an emotional and gripping novel Whitney reallynows how to make you want to beat up the jock and want to cry for Alex Alex also has a friend throughout the book named Martin I really liked him and I m glad there was a forming relationship between Alex and Martin He was also part of the Mockingbirds so we bond with him throughout the bookAlex was brave for standing up to Carter but I felt like she needed to go to an adult and take this further but as many women are Alex was scared and at least she turned to The Mockingbirds for helpOverall This is a wonderful novel It s also raw and full of emotions If you ve The Mockingbirds for helpOverall This is a wonderful novel It s also raw and full of emotions If you ve anywhere near this situation date rape than you will appreciate the book a lot than the normal person I really enjoyed reading this book even though there were a few times I wanted to When the Whippoorwill kick the guy who treated Alex like crap and a few times I wanted toiss Martin I also wanted to let Alex cry on my shoulder Daisy Whitney wrote a brilliant novelCover Like it I like the bird and the black and red colors Together I Don T Know What Happened Alex Casey Continues I don t Extra Credit know what happened Alex Casey continues you do and he does And you llnow for sure whenyou remember But I m just saying something doesn t sound right It sounds as if he had sex with you while you were sleeping Alex it sounds like he raped you This is such a good an powerful bookIt s about standing up for yourself and getting justice in its own way but a justice that gives Some schools have honor codesOthers have handbooksThemis Academy has the MockingbirdsFrom the glossy pages of its admissions brochure the prestigious Themis Academy appears perfect in every way exceptional academics extraordinary students the ind of extracurriculars to make an Ivy League proud and zero instances of student misbehavior But this boarding school.

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