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text 2018-10-07 21:55
My September 2018
Bonfire – Sie gehörte nie dazu: Thriller - Krysten Ritter,Norbert Möllemann,Charlotte Breuer
Ms. Marvel, Vol. 5: Super Famous - Nico Leon,G. Willow Wilson,Cliff Chiang,Takeshi Miyazawa,Adrian Alphona
Moxie. Zeit, zurückzuschlagen - Jennifer Mathieu,Alice Jakubeit
Clean - Christel Kröning,Juno Dawson
Bonfire – Sie gehörte nie dazu - 3.5 stars
Ms. Marvel, Vol. 5: Super Famous - 5 stars
Moxie. Zeit, zurückzuschlagen - 5 stars
Clean - 5 stars

 

Favorite book(s) of the month: Moxie, Clean, and Ms. Marvel (always)

 

Books started this month but haven't finished yet: Harry Potter, Flugangst 7A, Ghachar Ghochar, Power Woman

 

Theme of the month, starting ALL the books, finishing only half of them.
My wrap ups this year are mostly me crying about how little I'm reading. I don't like it. On the other hand, if I would make a tv show wrap up with all the episodes I have watched, we would all see, why I only finish three or four books a month. UGH.

 
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review 2018-09-24 13:46
Moxie!!!
Moxie. Zeit, zurückzuschlagen - Jennifer Mathieu,Alice Jakubeit

German and english review (spoilerfree)

 

Absolutes Lieblingsbuch diesen Monats, und wahrscheinlich auch für das ganze Jahr an sich. Hier hat einfach alles gestimmt. Ich hab das Buch als Hörbuch gehört und auch die Sprecherin hat einen richtig guten Job gemacht.

 

Inhalt: Vivian lebt in Texas und hat die Nase voll. Von den blöden Kommentaren der Jungs während des Unterrichts. Von den Lehrern, die nichts dagegen unternehmen. Von der absurden Kleiderordnung, die nur für Mädchen zu gelten scheint. Aber vor allem hat Vivian es satt, den Mund zu halten. Als sie einen alten Flyer ihrer Mutter, ein ehemaliges Punkrock-Riot-Grrrl, findet, beschließt sie, etwas gegen die Ungerechtigkeit zu tun. Heimlich gestaltet sie ihren eigenen Flyer, Moxie, und verteilt ihn an der Schule. Die Mädchen sind begeistert und tragen Vivians Botschaft weiter. Und auch Seth, der neue Junge an der Schule, ist schwer beeindruckt. Doch schon bald begreift Vivian, dass sie damit eine Revolution angestoßen hat, die ihre Leben ganz schön ins Wanken bringt …

 

Die Story an sich ist total frustrierend aber das muss sie auch sein. Das Thema ist wichtig. Das Thema ist nicht nur wichtig, es ist sogar real. Und das ist eigentlich das frustrierende an der ganzen Sache, dass sich die Autorin das nicht einfach nur so aus den Fingern gezogen hat, sondern, dass sich Mädchen jeden Tag solchen Problemen stellen müssen, und das ihnen niemand hilft.
Die Autorin hat wirklich wichtige Themen angesprochen und ist mir ihnen unglaublich gut umgegangen. Ich mochte den Schreibstil total und einfach die ganze Atmosphäre in dem Buch.

 

Vivian, Viv, als Hauptcharakter war einfach nur klasse. Ich fand es super schön mit anzusehen, wie sie sich durch das Buch hinweg entwickelt hat. Von einer stummen Betrachterin, die einfach alles so hingenommen hat, zu ihrem stillen Aufstand, als sie sich anonym mit ihren Flyern Gehör verschafft, und dann am Ende, als sie sich laut zu allem bekannt hat, im Kreise ihrer Moxie Girls, gegen den Schuldirektor und dem ganzen problematischen System, dass diese Schule darstellte.

 

Ich mochte die Beziehungen in dem Buch, Viv und ihre Mutter, und ihre Großeltern. Viv und Lucy (Lucy war mein absoluter Lieblingsnebencharakter!!!). Allgemein, mochte ich einfach die ganzen verschiedenen Freundschaften, die all die Mädels miteinandern verbunden hat und die sie stark gemacht haben. Und ich fand auch Viv mit Seth unheimlich süß, ich fand es toll, dass die Autorin aus ihm zwar einen richtig anständigen Kerl gemacht hat, aber ihn nicht perfekt geschrieben hat. Er konnte einige Dinge nicht verstehen und das war auch gut so, denn niemand ist perfekt, wir können alle beim Thema Feminismus noch dazu lernen, wichtig ist, dass man dafür offen bleibt.

 

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Totally my favorite book this month, probably even for the whole year. Everything about this book is just amazing. I listened to the audiobook and the person reading it, did a really good job.

 

Summary: Vivian Carter is fed up. Fed up with her high school teachers who think the football team can do no wrong. Fed up with sexist dress codes, hallway harassment and gross comments from guys during class. But most of all, Viv Carter is fed up with always following the rules.

Viv's mum was a tough-as-nails, punk rock Riot Grrrl in the '90s, and now Viv takes a page from her mother's past and creates Moxie, a feminist zine that she distributes anonymously to her classmates. She's just blowing off steam, but other girls respond and spread the Moxie message. As Viv forges friendships with other young women across the divides of cliques and popularity rankings, she realises that what she has started is nothing short of a girl revolution.

TIME TO FIGHT LIKE A GIRL

 

The story itself is is freaking frustrating but it has to be. The topic is important, it's not just important, it's also so very real. And that's what makes this whole thing so frustrating, the author didn't just make these things up, it's happening, it's problems girls have to deal with every day of there life, and no one is helping them.
The author talked about some serious topics and she dealt with them so perfectly. I loved her writing and the whole atmosphere she created in the book.

 

Vivian, Viv, as a main character is amazing. I thought it was just beautiful to see her grew throughout the book. From a shy and silent observer, who kinda accepted everything around her, to her silent riot with her zines, and then towards the end when she and all her Moxie Girls protested very loudly against the principal and the whole problematic system that this school was.

 

I also loved all the relationships in the book. Viv and her mom, and her grandparents. Viv and Lucy (she was totally my favorite side character!!!). Overall I truly loved all the different friendships between all these girls, they were all so beautiful and made each girl so much stronger. And I also really loved Viv and Seth, they were just the cutest. I loved that even though the author wrote him as one of the few good guys, he wasn't perfect. He just couldn't understand some of the things and that was totally fine, cause nobody is perfect, we all can always learn a few more things when it comes to feminism, it's just important to stay open for that.

 
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text 2018-08-21 14:31
Reading progress update: I've read 17%.
Moxie. Zeit, zurückzuschlagen - Jennifer Mathieu,Alice Jakubeit

I'm listening to this right now. Damn, I love the story.

 
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review SPOILER ALERT! 2018-04-24 10:22
Book review : Moxie
Moxie: A Novel - Jennifer Mathieu

March 24-26

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

Review : I really loved this book it was awesome vivian gets inspired by her mom's zines to create this zine called moxie girls and thats what I loved this whole girl power thing. There are a lot of douche bag guys in vivians school , vivian ends up making friends with a girl name lucy and I really like lucy and vivians friendship. The whole dress code shit is such a sexist bullshit , but sadly its a real thing that happens . Vivian meets the new guy in her school while sneaking into the school early to pass out moxie he keeps her secret and they end up going out on a date which was sweet . After someone made an announcement of a walk out cause the principle son almost raped this girl it happens the walk out happens and what I loved about this book it gives girls a voice I really want to read more books like this .


Quotes 

it occurs to me that this is what it means to be a feminist. Not a humanist or an equalist or whatever. But a feminist. It’s not a bad word. After today it might be my favorite word. Because really all it is is girls supporting each other and wanting to be treated like human beings in a world that’s always finding ways to tell them they’re not.” 


Making girls monitor their behavior and their appearance because boys are supposedly unable to control themselves? That is one of the oldest fucking tricks in the book.” 

 

 

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text 2018-03-31 00:36
March wrap-up 2018 part 2
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda - Becky Albertalli
Emma in the Night - Wendy Walker
Radio Silence - Alice Oseman
Mature Content - Megan Erickson,Santino Hassell
Ready Player One - Ernest Cline
Moxie: A Novel - Jennifer Mathieu

6 audiobooks 

2 librairy 

1 re read 

1 ebook

5 physical  books

I read lots of great books here are the star ratings

1 3 star

5  4 stars 

10 5 stars

 

Total read this month 16

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