The Mockingbirds, by Daisy Whitney
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.
I got The Mockingbirds because date-rape is a serious thing and, honestly, I love books that talk about serious things. They're not only entertaining, they're also helpful. And I had never read a book about date-rape, (if you don't know what that is, go here) so this was quite new and fresh.
There were so many mixed reviews about this book I didn't know what to expect. And this turned out to be a book with an awesome concept (The Mockingbirds), a likable heroine (Alex) and love interest (eh, lets leave that blank for now) and a great message.
The characters were well developed and seemed real to me, even the secondary ones, like Amy, who turned out to be my favorite of them all.
The writing was good too, and though I wouldn't say the plot's pacing was perfect, it was still a very enjoyable read. The ending was really good, and though the main thing was definitely predictable, there was still a minor twist I think was perfect.
What I really loved, though, was The Mockingbird's concept. It was awesome, and I thought it was even more awesome that it was Alex's sister who created them.
So, if you're looking for a book that is not fluffy, but not that darkly written either, and are interested in this date rape issue, or if you simply want to know about The Mockingbirds, read it.