Book Review – Moxie by Jennifer Matheiu

moxieVivian Carter is fed up. Fed up with her high school teachers who think 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 mum 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 Moxie, a feminist zine that she distributes anonymously to her classmates. She’s just blowing off steam, but other girls respond and spread the Moxie message. As Viv forges friendships with other young women across the divides of cliques and popularity rankings, she realises that what she has started is nothing short of a girl revolution.

TIME TO FIGHT LIKE A GIRL

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gold_star-svggold_star-svggold_star-svggold_star-svggold_star-svg 5/5 Stars

This is another amazing contemporary book that I think everyone should read. It’s not profound on the level of THUG but it is profound. I am British and my school experience was thankfully not close to the one in this book, but still everything those Moxie girls stand against resonated with me. I couldn’t agree with them more. And I think most women will recognise their anger and experiences to some degree.

 

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