My sister just left after a weeklong visit, her first time coming to see us out here in Seattle. On the upside, it was an absolutely glorious visit and I had a great time showing her around our new stomping grounds. However, it also means I have a metric load of catching up to do. I know the Cabana Boyz were ignored this week—I’ll either catch them up in the next couple of days or just double up next Monday.
Also, as of yesterday, it is T- Two Weeks until Release Day! ACK! OMG, I have soooo much to do. I’m going to attempt to compile a master list of all of the reviews and Nice Things people are saying about STARS (I’m overwhelmed, y’all, I really am) as well as formally announcing the official launch reading/signing (save December 7th on the calendar).
In the meantime, I am WAY behind on this one, since it was supposed to be toured last week, but I’m hoping that Daisy will forgive me, just this once.
Just check out this tag line: 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.
Hush little students, don’t say a word…
Um… okay, wow. Doesn’t that just sound wonderful? In a chilling sort of way? Definitely one to pick up, y’all. And now, in the spirit of getting to know Daisy a little better, I gave her my patented quiz, so let’s see what she had to say…
Dark or milk chocolate? Dark
Thin or thick crust pizza? Thin
Lakes or oceans? Ocean
Ben & Jerry’s or Häagen Dazs? Ben and Jerrys!
Lady Gaga or Katy Perry? (If neither, then who?) Arcade Fire!!!
GLEE or Vampire Diaries? (Or whatever show currently has your fancy) I LOVE 30 Rock!
Ten or Eleven? (For the Doctor Who fans– if you’re not one, then has there ever been a show or film or book that turned you into a hardcore fan?) I am hard core Seinfield fan!
Coke or Pepsi? Coke all the way!
Growing up, astronaut or supermodel? Astronaut! I wanted to fly to the moon!
Final question: If your book had a theme song, what would it be? Hey Girl, Take a Stand!
So there you have it– debut author and potential astronaut, Daisy Whitney. Make sure you check out The Mockingbirds as it’s a fabulous, timely and timeless story.