Review – Moxie

35383830Title: Moxie
Author:  Jennifer Mathieu
Published by: Hodder Children’s Books
Publication date: 21st September 2017
Pages: 340, paperback
Genre: YA, contemporary, feminism

It’s time to fight like a girl!

Vivian Carter is fed up. Fed up with her high school teachers who think 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 mum 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 Moxie, a feminist zine that she distributes anonymously to her classmates. She’s just blowing off steam, but other girls respond and spread the Moxie message. As Viv forges friendships with other young women across the divides of cliques and popularity rankings, she realises that what she has started is nothing short of a girl revolution.

TIME TO FIGHT LIKE A GIRL

A page-turning read with a feminist message, for anyone who has ever had to deal with #everydaysexism

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It’s official: Moxie is exactly what YA needs at the moment. To be honest, it’s what the world needs at the moment. This book had me so fired up, in a totally inspiring way. Lots of people have been talking about this book at the moment, and it is definitely worth the hype (though for anyone who has not read this yet, please note that this book does touch upon sexual harassment and sexual assault – not in too much detail, but this is something to be aware of)!

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Bookshelf Tour!

At the end of the summer holidays, I redid my bedroom; nothing huge, just some new bedding, fairy lights, some pictures to collage my wardrobe – and three new bookshelves above my bed!

Until about two weeks ago, I had five stacks of books on my floor, that had just gotten bigger and bigger all summer, and it was seriously stressing me out. Now, however, I have reordered everything so that all my books have a shelf to go on, and it has made me like my bedroom so much more. I thought I would take you through my different shelves in this blog post, and talk about the ways I have organised each one!

Favourites Shelf

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This is definitely my favourite shelf of all – it makes me so unbelievably happy to see my favourite books all lined up like this. I did not include my favourite series’ in this, because there are a number of trilogies I adore, plus the entire Shadowhunters franchise, so there simply wouldn’t be space for all of them (although, if I’m being completely honest – I haven’t actually read the whole of The Upside of Unrequited yet. I thought it looked nice on the shelf, and I’m really hoping it will be a favourite. From what I’ve heard, I’m almost certain it will be!). As I don’t have any bookends yet, I’m using a money bank on one end of the shelf, and this picture of Taylor Swift my (amazingly talented) friend Anna drew for me a few years ago!

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