After 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.
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.
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.
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?