Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu (2017)

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Moxie Girls Fight Back!
Short Summary: Vivian Carter is sick of the way boys get away with treating girls. After reading her mom’s old zines from the 90’s she becomes inspired to fight back.

What I liked: This might be one of my favourite books of the year. I loved Vivian, the conflict she had amongst her friends, and the way that she took action. I love the snowballing of the action out of her control to create a really beautiful positive female force. Girls who take back the word feminist and attempt to shake down the system. I like contrast Seth brings to the table as a love interest and a guy amidst this episode.

I love the way the story tackles a myriad of issues facing girls today like dress codes and what their purpose really is. We see it all the time in the news debated, but it was nice to see it dealt with well.

What I didn’t: Being an educator, I always cringe at the lack of support from teaching staff. I get the need to make the enemy obvious, but I had hoped that there would have been at least one character who would have supported the cause on that side to make it more believable. The mother’s storyline with her love interest felt a little unresolved. I wouldn’t have minded some form of closure on that.

Recommendation: EVERYONE. I really wish I could have had this book to read while I was in high school. It is all the right kind of female empowerment. I can’t wait to buy this for my library and give this to all my girls.

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About K2Harvey

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