Moxie, by Jennifer Mathieu
Viv’s journey is an intellectual one and an emotional one, one that makes her think deeply about herself and her place in the world, one that touches on history and power and politics and justice. But Moxie isn’t just about Viv’s journey. Every single one of the main characters—Viv, her best friend Claudia, the new girl Lucy, her childhood friend Kiera, her crush Seth, the school’s Golden Girl, Emma, even Viv’s mother—has a related journey.
And it’s not “just” a story about feminism and equality and justice—it’s not “just” a rallying cry. It’s also a friendship story, a family story, a school story, and a romance. And all of those threads are complex, nuanced, and emotionally honest.