Monday, 16 October 2017

Cover Spotlight Monday: Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu

Hey guys! It's time for another cover spotlight Monday and this time I'm featuring a new purchase I made last Friday that I'm so super excited to read. It's of course the revolutionary (See what I did there?) Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu!

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.

How amazing does this cover look? First of all I love that it's pink. Pink's one of those colours that's been associated with girls but in an ultra-girly way that's made it a 'hated' colour for some. For Moxie, with the rest of the cover, specifically the raised fist, it reinvents the colour as powerful and strong. I love it.

Of course the raised fist clutching the pencil is the main feature of the cover but I absolutely love it. It speaks of power yes but also pushing through boundaries, of 'enough is enough', of revolution. It's a symbol that represents the book not just in the clutching of the pencil (In that Viv makes a feminist fanzine) but in the strength of women all around the world; of a universal feminist revolution; we are more than you expect us to be.

Lastly I love the fonts used on the cover because they are really just reminiscent of a typewriter, handwriting, hand drawn letters etc. It's just wonderfully thought out.

What do you think about the Moxie cover? As always feel free to leave a comment below or @ me on Twitter!

Thanks for reading!

Holly @The_Arts_Shelf

1 comment:

  1. I have to admit that this book was a cover buy for me. Its so striking with its bright pink background and cool design. Now all i have to do is actually read it!
    Gill @book_magpie