Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
Weight: 420 g
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.
This should be a must read for students. I would normally never say that. It seems a bit preachy to try to dictate what students read, but this book is so chock full of how to start a revolution for the hearts and minds of your fellow students, that I am seriously feeling ticked that I didn't have this book when I was in school.
I don't want to talk about what this story is about or how much I liked the main the character. Instead I would like to focus on the very real anger and frustration she feels at being a girl in a school that regularly devalues females while simultaneously elevating boys of lackluster talents. I felt some real comparisons to Steubenville were in Moxie in the way the entire town was crazy in love with the High School Football team (they shut down the restaurants on the day of a game!?) and yet couldn't spend money on the winning girls soccer team. Arrgh, isn't this so American High School!
This novel was quite moving. I adore all of the characters' enthusiasm for justice, and I believe this is such an important story.
this book are really amazing and inspiring especially for young woman. the book has encourage girls to stand up for ourselves and to do what is right. even if it means breaking the rules to defend girls against a sexist society. the best feminist book i have read 👍🏻
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