Here today, just in time for her fantastic YA debut The Mockingbirds, is Daisy Whitney to answer a few questions about herself and the book. If you haven't picked up your copy of this book, do so! It is powerful and well done, with a strong message. And after the interview, you can enter for your chance to win an ARC of the book!
If you have been in the date rape situation in high school rather than college, do you think things would have changed for you?
I think it would have been even harder to stand up and press charges. I have such admiration for any person who speaks up in whatever form.
What has been the hardest part about turning something so personal into something public?
You can definitely feel like you’re putting yourself out there and that makes you vulnerable. But it’s also been rewarding in terms of the connectedness early readers say they feel.
If you could pair Alex with any character from any book, who would you pick for her?
I think I’d keep her with Martin! He’s perfect for her!
If Alex could experience any event in history, what would she want to see?
She’d want to see the opening night of 42nd Street on Broadway in 1980 because that musical rocks!
What kind of cookie would you describe yourself as?
Chocolate chip cookie!
Thank you, Daisy, for those answers, and congrats on the release of The Mockingbirds!
Now for your chance to win my ARC of this book, fill out this form. US/Canada only. Ends 11/21.