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Daisy Whitney

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By day, Daisy Whitney is a reporter and ghostwriter. At night, she writes novels for teens and is the author of THE MOCKINGBIRDS and its sequel THE RIVALS (Little, Brown). Her third novel WHEN YOU WERE HERE releases in June 2013 (Little, Brown), and her fourth novel STARRY NIGHTS (Bloomsbury) hits shelves in September 2013. When Daisy's not inventing fictional high school worlds, she can be found somewhere north of San Francisco walking her adorable dog, watching online TV with her fabulous husband or playing with her fantastic kids.  A graduate of Brown University, she believes in shoes, chocolate chip cookies and karma.  You can follow her writing blog and new media adventures at DaisyWhitney.com. (I don't rate books on GoodReads, nor do ...more

Hurrah! I just learned that the Chicago Public Library picked THE MOCKINGBIRDS as one of its "Best of the Best Books for Teens." Yay! The Chicago Public Library system is amazing and I am honored to be on this list with these other fantastic books. Check it out!

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"This is a book that checks all the boxes. It's funny AND heart wrenching. It's familiar AND different. It's smart AND relatable. It's literary AND commercial. Then to top it all off, this novel has voice. It's not just the MC Danny--but all of the..." Read more of this review »
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"I am so very thankful that Zoe at Little, Brown brought a copy of this to NCTE for me. It's absolutely fantastic. I'll write a longer review closer to the release date which is in June. "
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“Because this is what I believe - that second chances are stronger than secrets. You can let secrets go. But a second chance? You don't let that pass you by.”
Daisy Whitney, When You Were Here

“I don't need to be any place else, because the music takes me to the only place I want to be right now. To the place where I am and have always been wholly me, the only church I've ever belonged to, the only place I've ever prayed.”
Daisy Whitney, The Mockingbirds

“[Referring to rape] It already is bigger than everything else. It lives in front of me, behind me, next to me, inside me every single day. My schedule is dictated by it, my habits by it, my music by it.”
Daisy Whitney, The Mockingbirds

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“When I was young, a teacher had forbidden me to say "more perfect" because she said if a thing is perfect it can't be more so. But by now I had seen enough of life to have regained my confidence in it.”
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message 14: by Natalie

Natalie Great meeting you at Litquake on Saturday! I'm looking forward to reading the new Mockingbird book!

-Natalie


message 13: by Daisy

Daisy Kay wrote: "I GOT our book at BEA! Can't wait to read it!!"
Yay!!! Enjoy!


message 12: by Kay M.

Kay M. Fraser I GOT our book at BEA! Can't wait to read it!!


message 11: by Daisy

Daisy Dani wrote: "Daisy, thanks for accepting my add! I cant wait to read Mockingbirds, you and your blog are so funny I know its going to be awesome! :]"

Aww thanks! So sweet of you to say! So glad you enjoy my blog and I hope you'll like The Mockingbirds too come November!


message 10: by Dani

Dani Daisy, thanks for accepting my add! I cant wait to read Mockingbirds, you and your blog are so funny I know its going to be awesome! :]


message 9: by Leana

Leana Daisy wrote: "Leana wrote: "150 pages into Beautiful Creatures and loving it! I am glad I got it! Thanks for the recomendation!!!!"

So glad you like it! Keep me posted and ping me when you are done so we can di..."


Will do!


message 8: by Daisy

Daisy Leana wrote: "150 pages into Beautiful Creatures and loving it! I am glad I got it! Thanks for the recomendation!!!!"

So glad you like it! Keep me posted and ping me when you are done so we can discuss it!




message 7: by Leana

Leana 150 pages into Beautiful Creatures and loving it! I am glad I got it! Thanks for the recomendation!!!!


Brigid ✩ Cool Ninja Sharpshooter ✩ Hi Daisy! Thanks for adding me. Nice to meet you. :) ttyl!

-Brigid


message 5: by Leana

Leana Thanks for the request! Can't wait to talk to you more!


Starzee Hey Daisy. I just finished Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac. Have given it a small review.
Wasn't quite as good as I thought it would be but you might like it more. Definitely doesn't come close to Twenty Boy Summer.


message 3: by Jesse

Jesse Thank you for adding me as a friend. I recently joined goodreads and the YA book group. I love this website. I can get so much more information on my favorite authors upcoming books and I love talking about the books I'm reading so it's great to connect with other people who do as well.


Starzee hey Daisy, thanks a lot for adding me as a friend.


message 1: by Leann

Leann Hi Daisy! Thanks for your kind comment about my blog (and requesting me to be your friend)!


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