Today is the day I share with you my thoughts on MOXIE. I read this book months ago and am so excited I finally get to share my review with you all. Make sure to also go to the bottom of this post and enter to win your own copy!
MOXIE by Jennifer Mathieu
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Release Date: September 19, 2017
Rating: 5 Stars
An unlikely teenager starts a feminist revolution at a small-town Texan high school in the new novel from Jennifer Mathieu, author of The Truth About Alice.
MOXIE GIRLS FIGHT BACK!
Vivan Carter is fed up. Fed up with a school administration at her 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 90’s, 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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I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with an advance copy of MOXIE for an honest review.
MOXIE is empowering, fun, and memorable! This is a book that will stick with you long after, you will want to talk about and reread. I cannot speak highly enough of this book and its message. I think it is so needed.
I cannot tell you how many times my teenage daughter recently came to me about sexism and how she thought it was wrong, the reason being was because she had been misinformed online as to what it really was and who it really represented. This book is so important for teenage girls in a time when internet influences so much of their thinking, sad to say.
Vivian felt like most of us, not really wanting to make waves, having an opinion but maybe scared of what would happen if you came out and just said it. She has had enough of what is going on in her school and town with these sexist boys. The way they are allowed to treat the girls in school and the special treatment. She decides to take a page out of her moms past and create her own zine. The zine will give her a voice without anyone knowing it is her and hopefully the girls can make a change.
Will the girls decide to come together and make the town see changes are needed? Will the boys try to stop the girls by making the treatment even worse? You have to read this book to find out.
MOXIE has so much heart and it is so powerful I don’t see how someone couldn’t read and not be empowered and ready to take on anything! The romance is a perfect addition to the book, along with the many friendships. It is a must read with amazing created zines throughout. I am giving MOXIE 5 out of 5 stars.
I’m an English teacher, writer, wife, and mom who writes books for and about young adults. My novels include THE TRUTH ABOUT ALICE, DEVOTED, and AFTERWARD.
My fourth novel, MOXIE, will be out in September 2017. It was recently optioned by Amy Poehler’s production company for film! It has a special Tumblr I adore that you can check out at www.moxiegirlsfightback.com!
All my novels are published by Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan.
My favorite things include chocolate, pepperoni pizza, and this super hilarious 1980s sitcom about four retired women called The Golden Girls. I can basically quote every episode.
I live in Texas with my husband, son, and dog!
When it comes to what I read, I love realistic young adult fiction (duh), creative nonfiction, super scandalous tell-all memoirs and unauthorized biographies, and basically anything that hooks me on the first page.
(1) winner will receive a hardcover copy of MOXIE, a MOXIE pendant, and a MOXIE button – US only
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