The Mockingbirds was an incredibly interesting novel. A student collective that runs trials against student crimes? Sounds pretty fabulous.
I felt at times it was hard to get a grasp on who our main character, Alex, really was. I know that she enjoyed playing piano, and that she got date raped (which is the main premise of this novel), but other than that I did not really know anything else.
My favourite character was Martin for numerous reasons. And I think he was just so lovely about Alex, and how she felt about interacting with boys after what happened to her.
The Mockingbirds was a little slow moving at times, but I think that's because we really got an insight into everything going around in Alex's head. From her hiding away in her room to her going through with the trial.
Overall, The Mockingbirds was incredibly intense novel that looks into justice, power, and sex.