I love Jennifer Mathieu. She has the ability to tackle difficult issues in stories with amazing characters. Her latest book, Moxie, is no different. This time she has created a terrific YA story about feminism where the mother is not a hated character. Vivian has always been curious about her mom’s youth and her time as a Riot Grrrl in the 1990s. Fed up with the way boys in her high school have been treating girls and the double standard when it comes to dress code, she decides to fight back by writing a ‘zine called Moxie. In it she calls for the other girls in the school to join her in standing up and fighting back against sexism. Of course, I loved this story! You know I love strong female characters.
I loved Vivian and her friends. I loved the new boy in town who shows that guys can be feminists too. I loved that Vivian had a mostly positive relationship with her mom. I loved the ‘zines and the art in this book. I loved the whole concept. (Although I kind of hate that this type of book had to be written since sexism is still so rampant.)
Anyone looking for a feel-good, girl-power story will love this book!
Rating: 4 Stars