Moxie: A Novel by Jennifer MathieuMoxie: A Novel by Jennifer Mathieu

Moxie: A Novel

byJennifer Mathieu

Hardcover | September 19, 2017

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"Moxie is sweet, funny, and fierce. Read this and then join the fight."-Amy Poehler

An unlikely teenager starts a feminist revolution at a small-town Texan high school in the new novel from Jennifer Mathieu, author of The Truth About Alice.


Vivian Carter is fed up. Fed up with an administration at her high school that thinks 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 mom 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 a feminist zine that she distributes anonymously to her classmates. She's just blowing off steam, but other girls respond. As Viv forges friendships with other young women across the divides of cliques and popularity rankings, she realizes that what she has started is nothing short of a girl revolution.

Moxie is a book about high school life that will make you wanna riot!

Jennifer Mathieu is the author of Devoted, Afterward, and The Truth About Alice, the winner of the Children's Choice Book Awards' Teen Choice Debut Author Award. She teaches high school English in Texas, where she lives in the Houston area with her husband and son.
Title:Moxie: A NovelFormat:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 8.5 × 5.77 × 1.12 inPublished:September 19, 2017Publisher:Roaring Brook PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1626726353

ISBN - 13:9781626726352


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Moxie!! Loved this empowering book!
Date published: 2017-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Words have power and this book has lots of both If I had to be a teenage girl all over again, I'd want to be a Moxie Girl. Vivian didn't plan to be a Moxie Girl, nor did she think she had the power to change the establishment. but she knew there was something very wrong at her high school. All the prestige, all the funding and all the attention was lavished on the male football team. It's members could do no wrong, and when they did, it was ignored, swept under the carpet. When Viv couldn't accept this attitude any longer, she created a zine with a feminist message and secretly distributed it around the school. She started something that wasn't going away. As the story progressed, I grew to like Viv more and more. She had found her voice and had a message worth listening to. I did wish that she had told her mom what was happening at school, but there is only so much that teens confide to their parents. With the help of her best friend and several new friends, they presented a message that couldn't be ignored. Words have power when they reach a receptive audience. I'd like to see this book in the hands of all young women. Classroom discussions on respect and equality regardless of sex, skin colour and race should be ongoing. As a society we lose so much when any one group is suppressed. Go Moxie Grrrls. Yes, I loved this book and the message that it carries. I received and advanced reader ecopy of this book from Indigo Books & Music Inc., in exchange for an honest review. #IndigoEmployee
Date published: 2017-09-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fantastic read for any human! ***SPOILERS*** Fans of Angie Thomas' The Hate U Give would enjoy this book. Vivan is a high school junior who is fed up with her school’s administration system who think’s the football team can do nothing wrong. From hallway harassment to sexist dress codes and disturbing comments said by boys during class, Viv starts a zine that she makes anonymously and spreads her message around the school. Moxie is a zine that addresses the school’s sexist issues and announces events in protest towards those issues. Through her mission, Viv forges new friends, relationships, and trouble. Loved the discussions of race and feminism throughout this books, though I wish I could have seen more. Also really enjoyed that twist at the end, really solidifies that anyone can be affected by sexism, and displays how much power administrative systems have over young people (which can be good or bad, in this situation, it’s bad because it was trying to cover up an attempted rape and threatened students if they said anything). While most of the content in the book I loved, for some reason I felt like the romance was unnecessary. At one point we’d be talking about taking action against sexism and then all of a sudden we’re listening to Viv talk about waiting for Seth to kiss her. Yes, relationships are a part of everyone’s life, however, in this novel, I felt like the train of the plot went from starting a movement at a high school to odd (yet cute) dates. Also, what was with Viv wanting to date someone taller than her, does that even matter at all? Can society please stop this “standard”… #indigoemployee
Date published: 2017-08-22

Editorial Reviews

"With a story that's equal parts heart and instruction manual, Mathieu has captured the movement of a generation-warts and all-and shone a light forward for the next one." -E. K. Johnston, #1 New York Times Bestseller author of Exit Pursued By a Bear"Vivian Carter and Moxie are strong and smart and so, so inspiring. She is my new hero and this is my new favorite book. I'm proud to be a Moxie girl."-Jennifer Niven, New York Times-bestselling author of All the Bright Places and Holding Up the Universe"From its soul-deep girl friendships to its swoony love story to its smart, gutsy heroine, Moxie is a ferocious joy. I could feel my heart-and my courage-getting bigger every time I turned the page."-Katie Cotugno, New York Times-bestselling author of 99 Days and How to Love"Moxie is an anthem, a how-to guide, and that best friend who says, 'You matter, too!'" -Sherri L. Smith, author of Pasadena and Flygirl "Like the addictive riff of a punk rock song, Moxie will pull you in, inspire you, and kick you back out into the world with a burning desire to change it. Read this. Now." -Jenny Torres Sanchez, author of Because of the Sun"An invaluable revelation." -Booklist, starred review"This novel is full of wit, insight, and moxie. . . . Highly recommended for all teens, but especially those who would enjoy realistic coming-of-age fiction with female empowerment." -School Library Journal, starred review"Satisfying and moving." -Publishers Weekly