Review: Moxie – Jennifer Mathieu

4.5 out of 5 stars.

Contains spoilers.

First published in September 2017, “Moxie” is the fourth novel to be published by American author Jennifer Mathieu. The story is told from the perspective of Vivian Carter, a junior at East Rockport High School who creates a zine in an attempt to combat the sexist tendencies of her school. Inspired by her mother and the Riot Grrrl movement in the 90s, Vivian creates “Moxie” and starts a movement that will shake her school to its core.

Before I go into the nitty-gritty of this book, I have to say that I absolutely ADORED this story. It struck me in a way that a book hasn’t in a very long time, and I’m including books that I have raved about within the last year. I have some issues with certain aspects of the plot, but overall I think that this is an incredible book that a lot more people need to read.

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Review: Different Seasons – Stephen King

5 out of 5 stars.

Minor Spoilers Ahead.

First published by Viking Press in 1982, “Different Seasons” is a collection of novellas written by American author Stephen King. Each novella centres around the theme of seasons and steps away, mostly, from King’s obvious horror background. Three of the short stories were made into Hollywood movies, the most successful of which is the first one we’ll be discussing.

There is something very special about this book and the way certain stories interconnect within the collection, but also with other works by Stephen King.

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