Books are a Girl's Best Friend

On this blog you'll find recommendations for all of my personal favorite books. If you're looking for good YA, LGBT novels, or something feminist-friendly you've come to the right place. I'm also a big reader of horror fiction, fantasy, memoirs, sociology nonfiction, and tons of others. All triggers will be clearly marked. So don't worry about going into a book that I rec and finding something triggery. Feel free to search through my tags to find a novel that suits you just right.

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Trigger warning: Rape.

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.

I want to make as many people aware of this book as I possibly can. It’s one of those books that needed to be written. It’s an issue that needs to reach audiences and be discussed. Sadly, I can only think of one other YA novel that deals seriously with date rape, which is Speak, a novel that I also highly┬árecommend even though I’m sure everyone has already read it. While Speak is more of a novel about┬árecovery, The Mockingbirds deals more with justice and it gets very in depth with consent issues.

Give it a try. I hope that after you’re done as compelled to spread the word as I am.

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