Moxie Review

Title: Moxie
Author: Jennifer Mathieu
Series: Not Applicable
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
Publication Date: 21 September 2017
Source: Pan Macmillan South Africa
Format: Paperback
Pages: 340
Rating: 4 Stars
Reading Timeline: 27 November 2017 - 29 November 2017

Goodreads Synopsis:

It's time to fight like a girl!

Vivian 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.


Book Review:
Pre-reading Thoughts:

I am a huge believer in feminism. I support the moment completely. So when I got this book unexpectedly from Pan Macmillan South Africa, I was so exited and just super surprised. I have heard nothing but amazing things about this book! I cannot wait to jump into it!

Thank you so much to  Pan Macmallin South Africa for providing me with a copy of this book! Just a small disclaimer for those reading this review. I have received this book in exchange for an honest review. Please note that this does not affect my opinion in any way. All thoughts are my own.

Writing Thoughts:

The writing in this book was really simple and, for me, lacked detail. I just wanted a little more. However, I really liked the dialogue. It was natural, entertaining and empowering. It inspired me to want to do more. The only problem I had was the fact that after about half way the author would insert the world like a lot. It was annoying and sort of unnecessary.

Plot Thoughts:

The plot was slow building. It took a while for it to gain momentum. However, the plot spoke about several important topics and while it was more accessible to Americans, there were several events that I could relate to. I loved how this book focused on supporting other girls. It wasn't focused on the romance, but rather on hoe Moxie has inspired the girls of Viv's school.

Character Thoughts:

I liked Viv. She probably won't be one of my favourite characters, but she was realistic and accessible. There were times that I rooted for her and then there were times where I didn't quite connect with her. I definitely loved Lucy and Seth. Not only are they supportive of Viv, but they understand that what she is doing is for the best. 

Final Thoughts:

Overall, this book was empowering. Whilst it is more accessible to Americans, I was able to connect with various events. The writing was simple and the plot was slow but the book was overall just amazing. It was as if this book was written for me. The book gave me goose bumps. Thank you so much to Pan Macmillan South Africa for surprising me with a copy of this book! 

Yours in Reading,



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