Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu
Pages – 330pgs
My Rating – 5*/5*
‘Moxie girls fight back!
Vivian Carter is fed up. Fed up with her small-town Texas high school that thinks the football team can do no wrong. Fed up with sexist dress codes and hallway harassment. But most of all, Viv Carter is fed up with always following the rules.
Viv’s mom was a punk rock Riot Grrrl in the ’90s, so 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. Pretty soon Viv is forging friendships with other young women across the divides of cliques and popularity rankings, and she realizes that what she has started is nothing short of a girl revolution.’
This book blew me away!!!!!
I am just so amazed by the sort of books that YA authors are bringing out now, there are such a wide range of diversity all over the place now, it’s absolutely amazing.
I’m not going to lie, this is pretty much the first ‘zine’ thing I have ever heard of let alone read about. I never even though they were still around let alone being written my teenagers but this book brought it to light and in a pretty amazing way as well! 😀
This was a book that I didn’t no that I needed in my life until I had it in my hands, thank you to Tesco for having it in the 2 for £7 section 😉
The zines are actually in this book was an amazing little surprise as it wasn’t what I expected what so ever! 🙂
I liked the fact they were in there, not only does it give us a better feel to the story but it shows any young woman out there just how easy they are to make if they’ve been thinking about doing it for a while. I say go for it, Moxie girls rule after all.
I’m not knew to feminism but I don’t know a whole lot about it completely but this book did it perfectly. I liked how Viv and her friends didn’t really know a whole lot about it and didn’t identify themselves as feminists but as the story goes on and they learn more about it and witness things first hand they start to identify more with it.
Now, I feel like I need to say something.
NOT ALL MEN ARE LIKE THIS.
and it’s true, but what men need to realise is that some men are like this,
Seth was an amazing character, he was Viv’s love interest (which didn’t take over the book which was lovely) and he was one of the good guys and I really appreciated how much of an effort he tried to make with Moxie, it was refreshing to see.
To me, Moxie is a book about girls supporting girls, friendship, new love and standing up for what’s right – it was an amazing book and I loved every second of it.
Thank you to Nia @ Shades 0f Paper for buddy reading this with me! ❤️
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