I was a little leery of reading something about someone being raped. I don’t like scary movies, I don’t like scary books and I tend to have a vivid imagination and often dream of stuff that has happened throughout my day. I rarely watch the news and scary things tend to consume my mind which then lends me to praying that the Lord would free me from it. That said, though the book is about date rape, its not scary like it sounds.
Not knowing where to turn, Alex calls on the Mockingbirds which is a secret society of students committed to “righting the wrongs of their fellow peers.” The bulk of the book is about Alex as she tracks through the underground student judicial system at her school as they hear the case and come to a ruling on it.
Alex has two best friends, a sister and a interested boy who hold her hand and support her through it all. Her experience obviously takes a physical and emotional toll on her character and I found myself hoping for justice to be served in the book. Whether or not it is, you will have to read it for yourself!
The book was a super fast read and overall, I really enjoyed it. There are a few parts when Alex is remembering bits and pieces of the night that it happened that are a little more graphic than I usually read, but all in all it was a good book.