Review: Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu


Hi Munchworms!

MoxieAfter falling in love with Autoboyography, I knew that whatever book I’d pull out of my TBR jar next would have a lot to live up to and I was right. I didn’t end up having a reading slump, thank goodness for that. However I did notice that I just kept thinking of Tanner and Seb all the time, haha.


Moxie girls fight back!

Vivian Carter is fed up. Fed up with her small-town Texas high school that thinks the football team can do no wrong. Fed up with sexist dress codes and hallway harassment. But most of all, Viv Carter is fed up with always following the rules.

Viv’s mom was a punk rock Riot Grrrl in the ’90s, so 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. Pretty soon Viv is forging friendships with other young women across the divides of cliques and popularity rankings, and she realizes that what she has started is nothing short of a girl revolution.

The good

Just before I started reading Moxie, a friend of mine said she thought it to be a “cute” read and I have to say she’s right. It’s cute. It’s fluffy. I liked Vivian, her friends – old and new ones – and the way she started fighting for women’s rights at her school. It was so fun to see Vivian figuring out how to get certain messages across and I could totally relate to actions having to be on the drastic side to be seen.

Seth! Now, there you have it again. Dark, mysterious, handsome? Kind of an outcast? Sign me up! I liked him from the start and knew how it was going to evolve. So, yes, liking but not loving. Sorry Seth, this heart still belongs to Tanner.

Total truth? Sometimes I catch myself lip-syncing lyrics into the mirror alone in my bedroom, and I get embarrassed for myself even though there’s no one there to see me but my own reflection.

What I loved most about Moxie though, is the mention of rape. It’s a subject that should definitely get more attention. It should be easier to speak up about something like that but we all know it isn’t. Let’s just keep it at: The reminder that we should speak up is one society needs once in a while and I hope that victims  are more tempted to speak up. It’s hard, yes, I know that. I do. But it’s also a way of processing what happened and taking that next step in moving on. It was for me anyway.

The bad

I honestly cannot say there was anything I really disliked about this novel but it simply isn’t a top read for me? It’s the second time this happens and it feels weird but I simply cannot explain it any other way than this, haha.

I wish I didn’t give a shit about what people think about me.


Afbeeldingsresultaat voor milkshake and fries



As for the munches, I had to go with milkshake and fries. I honestly don’t know what it is with that combination? What’s so special about it? I’ve been wondering for ages but… I’m not really convinced to try it out myself.. Yet? Who knows!

Have you tried that combo already? What’s your opinion? Any way to sway me to the.. dark side and make me try it as well?





17 thoughts on “Review: Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu

  1. This book is still on my TBR. I have a hardcover sitting in my library on the shelves too…so hopefully I’ll get around to it soon enough. But I have to say that I am a fan of dipping my french fries into a chocolate milkshake (specifically a Frosty from Wendy’s, but yeah). It is weirdly delicious.

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    1. The eternal TBR, haha. 🙂
      I still have not tried it. I’ve said in a previous review that I’d have to try it out one day but I haven’t yet! But that also has to do with me rarely going to McDonald’s really. One of these days.. 🙂
      Still doubting whether I’ll try it with a vanilla shake or a chocolate one though. Strawberry isn’t my thing – at least not the ones made with powder you get over here – and banana with fries is plain weird..

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  2. Great review. Sometimes it happens to me too, I mean there’s nothing wrong with a book. It’s just that the wow buttons on me weren’t pushed.

    I don’t know about milkshake and fries, but I can vouch for soft-serve and fries. They’re so Y.U.M! Should taste pretty similar. When you put them in your mouth, your brain thinks “oh yay, ice cream”, but then there’s the crunchy and salty kick after that and then suddenly it’s all over, leaving you wanting more 😅

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    1. Exactly! I do dislike it though; when that happens. Since I’m pretty much unable to give an exact reason why. I have to say that “it didn’t push the wow-buttons on me” sounds like a pretty perfect way to put it, haha.

      Now THAT description makes me want to try it. Next time I go into a McDonalds, I’m just going to do it! 😛

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