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Moxie: A Zoella Book Club 2017 novel5/5

Moxie: A Zoella Book Club 2017 novel

Jennifer Mathieu

Review

Time to fight like a girl. The only Zoella Book club Choice to be nominated by Zoe Sugg! Moxie is a sweetly fierce 'feminist' novel which is funny and uplifting in equal measure. Vivian Carter, an 'average' American student, in an average American high school. Like many girls throughout the history of time, Viv is fed up. Fed up of casual sexual harassment from her peers directed towards her peers, fed up of sexist dress codes and perhaps most of all, fed up with those in authority who choose to turn a blind eye and let it happen.

The turning point for Viv, comes after a particularly infuriating English lesson, where her classmate's thoughtful points of view are shouted down and disregarded by the jocks in the class. Tired of feeling powerless, Vivian decided to fight back and so the Moxie Zine (a free pamphlet) is born, with the strapline; Time to Fight like a Girl. Moxie is distributed anonymously throughout the school building, encouraging its followers to sport hand ink tattoos to show solidarity and so begins the revolution.

Moxie works well as it delivers a powerful message with a witty light touch and it is an enjoyable read. It is not okay to put up with the status quo if the status quo is not treating individuals as equals. I won't give spoilers, suffice to say it is not all plain sailing for Vivian and her Moxie revolution. Vivian is a likeable normal heroine, to whom teenage girls will relate (or indeed any young adult who is fed up with the way the world is run). I would recommend this to readers aged 13+ and is a well-deserved book club choice, which could provoke lots of lively discussion.

400 pages / Ages 13+ / Reviewed by Kay Hymas, School Librarian

Reviewed by: Kay Hymas


Moxie: A Zoella Book Club 2017 novel5/5

Moxie: A Zoella Book Club 2017 novel

Jennifer Mathieu

Review

It was very well written and had a good plot! I would recommend people to read it and I enjoyed this book.

Reviewed by: Samira