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.
My review - Okay, so after finishing this book I just gushed about it to my boyfriend and it has made me want to go kick some sexist butt. It has made me want to join Moxie. This book, is so empowering and it makes you so angry at some points when you see what these young girls are dealing with and that still happens today and I am so glad this book exist.
In this book we follow Vivian. She is sick of the boys in her school getting away with everything. Especially the principles son and star athlete. She is sick with them always saying sexist things to them and not one teacher does anything about it. So Vivian decides to start a vine and makes multiple copies and leaves them in the girls bathroom and what Vivian doesn't expect is how much of an impact it has on all the girls at the school and how they are ready to fight back.
Vivian finds herself making friends with loads of new people and getting close with a certain someone who is new at the school. With Moxie getting bigger and bigger, will they be able to change things at the school or, will they carry on being ignored especially when someone wants to do a walk out against a certain athlete who did something to her.
This is a book about friendship, amazing female friendship, standing up for yourself and everyone else, believing in something and making it happen. Not letting people silence you and being able to make a change.
It is so crazy with how much stuff people get away with at schools and even work and people just turn a blind eye instead of dealing with it properly and this book shows that. I just love how all these girls come together to change the system of the school and again, I feel so empowered after reading it and I would recommend everyone, everyone, to pick up this book and you will just absolutely love it!