Let me gush about Moxie. I thought it was a great story- even though girls are living that story every day in small town USA. So is it a story? Or a mockumentary? Either way, I was fully satisfied by the end and almost hope that there is a sequel even though I hope for Viv's sake that she doesn't have to continue to deal with such an adversarial school environment.

Viv is a smart girl who lives with her Mom and spends time with her grandparents in their small town where everything revolves around the success and failures of the high school football team. As a junior, she has been just going along with an adversarial school environment where the male students continually harass the females. The male teachers are unfair in their enforcement of the dress code and in general in their general demeanor towards the girl's complaints. 

When a sexual assault gets brushed off by the administration Viv writes a zine and distributes it anonymously to the girls at school. The other girls are energized by this and it starts a movement.

I read a DRC of this book courtesy of NetGalley and I wish I already had a finished copy because it is one of the best YA books I've read this year.

Moxie By Jennifer Mathieu September 19, 2017


Jennifer Naughton

I'm a lifelong bibliophile who happens to love children's books and who should have become a librarian. Instead I horde books in case of apocalypse or the enactment of a Fahrenheit 451 type law. My five kids accept my addiction and have learned to accept books in odd places.