I read To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee for the first time in sixth grade. It was amazing. I was absorbed from the first page to the last. Its themes have had a huge influence on popular culture and are still very relevant today. More than twenty years after my first reading, I still find it to be a very powerful book.
Daisy Whitney's forthcoming book, The Mockingbirds, takes it name from Harper Lee's book. The Mockingbirds is about a girl named Alex, a student at an elite boarding school who is sexually assaulted by another student. The school has a history of sweeping assaults like these under the rug. So Alex turns to a secret society called the Mockingbirds, which was formed by the students to right wrongs.
The winner of this week's giveaway will receive an advanced reading copy of The Mockingbirds, which is slated for publication in November. To enter, please post your favorite scene from To Kill a Mockingbird and explain why you like it in the comments section below by Friday, Sept. 25. I'll post the winner on Monday, Sept. 27.
Good luck and happy reading!