“You spin round on your carousel
Going nowhere and looking swell
Sometimes I catch you looking my way
You always get scared and run away
‘Cos co-ed playground means confrontation
With boyish fears of girl intimidation
You’re too cosy in your all boy clubhouse
To even consider having Kool Aid at my house”

~Girl Germs, Bratmobile

From one act of defiance to the creation of a Movement, the depth of our love for Moxie is fathomless. As a result, we may be planning our own revolution, so be on the look out. In the meantime, we are happy to be a part of the official Moxie Blog Tour and show you our version of “My Misspent Youth” box and offer a MOXIE GIVEAWAY!.


moxieVivian 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.



Mathieu_Jennifer credit Pablo Gamez (2).jpg  I’m young adult author Jennifer Mathieu (pronounced Muh-two, but if you speak French you can pronounce it better than that. Sadly, I don’t speak French.) I’m a writer and English teacher who lives in Texas with my family. A native of the East Coast and a former journalist, I enjoy writing contemporary young adult fiction that treats teenagers like real people. I love to eat and hate to cook.




One of the things that inspires Vivian in the book is her mother’s “My Misspent Youth” box. It’s a shoe box full of concert ticket, mixed tapes, zines and other memorabilia from her time as a Riot Grrl. We think every girl should have their own version of the My Misspent Youth box so we’re giving away a starter kit!


Moxie Girl Misspent Youth Box Giveaway

One winner will receive:

  • 1 Hardcover Copy of Moxie
  • 1 YA Wednesday Limited Edition Zine with Jennifer Mathieu Interview (shoebox NOT included)
  • 1 Moxie Zine (from pre-release book promo)
  • 1 Resist Zine
  • 1 Moxie Pennant
  • 1 pack of Sharpie Markers (not pictured)
  • Stationery
  • 1 Moxie Pin

To Enter The Giveaway


  1. Follow our blog using the blue Follow button below this post.
  2. Comment below with your favorite feminist author and/or book (if you follow via email, please let us know what email address you use to follow in the comment)
  3. Because the winner will be notified via comment below, turn on comment notifications
  5. Contest ends at midnight EST on October 5th
  6. Winner will be notified via blog comment reply on Friday, October 6th and will have 24 hours to respond or a new winner will be picked.



The Moxie Blog Tour ends with us, but that doesn’t mean you can’t go back and visit all these stops again!

Tuesday, September 19 – Ex Libris Kate
Wednesday, September 20 – YA Bibliophile
Thursday, September 21 – Adventures of a Book Junkie
Friday, September 22 – Gone Pecan
Saturday, September 23 – Fiktshun

Sunday, September 24 – Take Me Away to a Great Read
Monday, September 25 – Books and Makeup
Tuesday, September 26 – Forever Young Adult
Wednesday, September 27 – The Fox’s Hideway
Thursday, September 28 – What Sarah Read
Friday, September 29 – YA Wednesdays


If you want more insight into Moxie from the author herself, please read our interview with author Jen Mathieu.

~Ann-Eliza & Carmen