The time it was about Moxie

Posted September 21, 2017 by Stacee in Blog Tours and Hops, Giveaways / 13 Comments

Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu came highly highly recommended and I loved the synopsis and the cover, but somehow it got lost in my hot mess of stacks.  When I eventually cleaned up and organized my office a bit, I found it again and it was exactly what I was in the mood for.  Of course I loved it and when I got the email about the blog tour, I couldn’t sign up fast enough.

Before we get to my top 5 reasons to read, let’s check out the book!

Title: Moxie
Author: Jennifer Mathieu
Pages: 336
Pub Date: September 19, 2017
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Find it: Fierce Reads | Indiebound | B&N | Amazon | Goodreads

Moxie girls fight back!

Vivian Carter is fed up. Fed up with her small-town Texas high school that thinks the football team can do no wrong. Fed up with sexist dress codes and hallway harassment. But most of all, Viv Carter is fed up with always following the rules.

Viv’s mom was a punk rock Riot Grrrl in the ’90s, so now Viv takes a page from her mother’s past and creates a feminist zine that she distributes anonymously to her classmates. She’s just blowing off steam, but other girls respond. Pretty soon Viv is forging friendships with other young women across the divides of cliques and popularity rankings, and she realizes that what she has started is nothing short of a girl revolution.

Sounds good, right?

Top 5 Reasons to Read Moxie

1. Vivian — She’s relatable and easy to root for.  I loved that she was somewhat reluctant to start anything, but being fed up and scared pushed her into action.

2. The girls —  It was so lovely and refreshing to see girls being nice to each other and not in that fake “I’ll-be-nice-to-your-face-and-talk-shit-about-you-when-you-leave” sort of way.  Not only were the girls nice, they were super supportive of each other.

3. The soundtrack — Jennifer put together an amazing playlist. I’ve downloaded Rebel Girl and listened to it a million times since reading.

4. The zines — I loved that the zines were printed in the book, so we were shown what Viv and her friends were putting out.

5. It’s empowering — I swear, I felt like I could move mountains after I read this book.  Moxie tackles the topic of feminism in an approachable way and showed that any voice can make a difference, which is absolutely needed in the world today. I firmly believe this should be a must read for everyone.


Jennifer Mathieu started writing stories when she was in kindergarten and now teaches English to middle and high school students. She won the Teen Choice Debut Author Award at the Children’s Choice Book Awards for her first novel, The Truth About Alice. She is also the author of Devoted and Afterward. She lives in Texas with her husband, son, dog, and two cats.

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Huge thanks to the lovelies at Fierce Reads for the invite! Make sure you’re checking out the rest of the blog tour for all sorts of awesome things and keep scrolling for a giveaway!

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13 Responses to “The time it was about Moxie”

  1. cyborgcinderella

    I like too many songs to have just one favorite! But I’m currently obsessed with Your Song by Rita Ora!

  2. Meigan

    I have too many favorites to pick just one song! But – I’m currently on a Pearl Jam kick and I absolutely love Black from the Ten album. Actually the whole album is awesome, but Black is my favorite from it. Thanks so much for the chance!

  3. Suzy

    I have been wondering about this book for awhile. Now I think I’m convinced I need to go over to Amazon and pick it up! My tbr pile is getting out of hand, but who cares! You can never have too many books! BTW, my favorite song is ‘I lived’ by Imagine Dragons. The reason is too long to explain, let’s just say I have some moxie! Lol

  4. Stiffi Soria

    What is your favorite song?
    My current favorite song right now is Too Good To Say Goodbye by Sam Smith <3

  5. Kristy Petree

    I’m not very current on music because I use all my “music time” to listen to audiobooks, but I’ll go with Three Little Birds by Bob Marley. Moxie sounds awesome; thanks for the chance.

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