Ok, so this summer, my inner bookworm was somehow released. I’m not too sure how it happened, but basically, I can’t stop. I’ve spent so much money on books, I’m actually broke.
I’m also a bit of a Zoella fan and heard that she does these book clubs with WHSmith. I checked it out and came across one called “Moxie”, written by Jennifer Mathieu. I finished reading it yesterday and only started it two days ago.
It’s so damn good.
It’s basically a book that’s aaalllll about feminism and how girls can be treated differently from boys. It’s based in a school in a…totally f*cked up town that is so sexist and…actually a little bit racist. (I’ll try not to spoil in for you) The main character gets inspired by her mum, who used to be a total badass when she was a teenager, and she makes these posters (Or zines, as she calls them) and puts them in the girls bathrooms, basically telling them that “The Moxie Girls” want them to fight back.
And then there’s all this bullsh*t with the teachers doing dress code checks and having a go at the girls for wearing strap tops because they’re “too distracting” for the boys…
I know, right? Total bullsh*t.
The headteacher and his son are…well…total arseholes, if I’m honest, but I won’t say too much!
This book actually made me realise that I, in fact, am a feminist as well. Some of the stuff that happens is pretty enraging and I was getting a bit pissed off that none of the female characters dropkicked anyone in the balls. However, eventually, the girls all pull together and fight back against the sexist males of the town that think “Make me a sandwich” was a sentence made for women. Eugh.
It’s a really big eye-opener that, actually, stuff like this happens. I kinda wish I had read this when I was younger, back in school.
There’s not many books like this. It’s not something that’s spoken about all that often.
The big ending is actually brilliant though. I won’t spoil it for you, but I legit had tears falling down my face from how much I loved & agreed with it.
It’s just a brilliant book that’s all about girl power, feminine strength and equality. Plus…the cover is just so cute!
And, of course, a little bit of romance is involved as well. And, for me, that was the icing on the cake. Wherever there’s romance, I’m sold.
If you like the sound of it, I highly, and I mean highly, recommend giving it a read.
And if you do, drop me a comment & tell me what you thought!