An unlikely teenager starts a feminist revolution at a small-town Texan high school in the new novel from Jennifer Matheiu, author of The Truth About Alice.
MOXIE GIRLS FIGHT BACK!
Vivian Carter is fed up. Fed up with a school administration at her small-town Texas high school that thinks the football team can do no wrong. Fed up with sexist dress codes, hallway harassment, and gross comments from guys during class. But most of all, Viv Carter is fed up with always following the rules.
Viv’s mom was a tough-as-nails, punk rock Riot Grrrl in the ’90s, and now Viv takes a page from her mother’s past and creates a feminist zine that she distributes anonymously to her classmates. She’s just blowing off steam, but other girls respond. As Viv forges friendships with other young women across the divides of cliques and popularity rankings, she realizes that what she has started is nothing short of a girl revolution.
Moxie is a book about high school life that will make you wanna riot!
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Hey, everyone! It’s been a while since my last review. It kind of took me a long time to read Moxie, but not because it wasn’t interesting, because it was! I was just a bit busy this week. But I’m back with a brand-new, shiny review! With every chapter, I wanted to know what happened next in Vivian’s small town and high school. Will things change? Will they stay the same? Does the zine Moxie stand a chance against the high school population, enacting people to relate and calling them to action? In the end, it was such a great read!
What I really loved about Moxie were the zines! They were amazing! Made me wish I was a Riot Grrrl so I had access to those zines… For those of you who don’t know, zines are like mini magazines or newsletters that the Riot Grrrls of the nineties used to make. They called people to action who would have otherwise just accepted that this were the way things were. I loved Vivian’s plan to place these zines in girls bathrooms too, allowing access for girls, first and foremost. Throughout the book, Moxie grew in popularity to the point where it didn’t matter who started Moxie, everyone was using it to call people to action, and to successful results.
As for Vivian, I thought she was great as the novel’s protagonist. In the beginning, she wasn’t as brave as she was by the end. But that’s okay. I actually liked her more because of her development. She wasn’t one you’d think would try and make a scene even, but for her to feel the anger and injustice of her high school, it makes her seem more epic. Like it doesn’t matter who you are; we can all be brave. And by the end of the book, I pretty proud of her, too!
Well, that’s all I have to say about Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu. Definitely recommending this book to anyone I know It’s coming out on September 17th, so mark your calendars if you plan on reading it! And if you have any thoughts or questions, feel free to share them in the Comments Section below. Have a nice day everyone! All I have to add is “Moxie Girls fight back!”
I received an advance reader’s copy from Raincoast Books in exchange for an honest review.