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Moxie review

330 pages

Published September 19th 2017 by Roaring Brook Press

I have to say how much I hate myself for reading this book so fast. I just really could not help it. This book was so good.

Okay so, we’re following Vivian, a junior at a Texas high school who gets fed up of the sexism and harassment, mainly from the popular football players. She gets inspired by her mother’s old Riot Grrrl movement mementos and decides to take matters into her own hands.

Here’s a list of things because I like making lists of things:

1. This book is important. It may be the most important, next to Nowhere Girls and The Hate U Give that I have read in the past year. I mean, I could tell just by the dedication before the story even begun. This is IMPORTANT

2. It shows what most girls put up with it in school and I had myself looking back and thinking, why wasn’t I “awake” enough to put a stop to it? I should have done something.

3. It’s relevant. This stuff has gone on before and it’s going on now. Even the “bump and grab” game was done while I was in high school and it angers me off to think about it.

4. IT EMPOWERS FEMALES of every race and age.

5. It clears up what feminism is. It’s not about hating men. It’s about being equal.

6. MOXIE GIRLS FIGHT BACK!

For those who read it and haven’t experienced anything in the book, at leas it can open your eyes to what can happen and what you can do to stop it in its tracks. I loved this book for its characters that learn and grow from their experiences, the mother and daughter dynamic and the fact that I could not put it down.

Note-This is sexual assault and talk of rape in this book

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