Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu | Review

Posted November 27, 2017 in Reviews / 8 Comments
Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu | Review

It seems like no matter what social media platform I was on at the beginning of fall this year, Moxie was everywhere- Instagram, Twitter, news articles, etc. The punchy hot pink and black cover screamed feminism! in a way that I haven’t seen a YA book do in such a headstrong way before. I was thrilled to see Moxie was taking the internet by storm, and it took me back to my college days where I took several Women’s Studies classes and, like Viv in the book, truly understood what feminism was for the first time and learned about its […]


Mini Review Round-Up: The Boy is Back, These Shallow Graves, & Afterward

Posted November 28, 2016 in Reviews / 2 Comments
Mini Review Round-Up: The Boy is Back, These Shallow Graves, & Afterward

The Boy is Back was one of my most highlight anticipated books of the year. I loved the other installments in Meg Cabot’s Boy companion series, back when email was still a novelty, and I was excited to see her return to the technology format for this book (the story is told entirely through texts/emails/online news sources/etc.) While this book was a quick, light read, it seemed to be missing some of the charm of Meg’s older books. The romance felt sort of flimsy and the premise of the whole book was sort of strange and wacky in a way […]


Devoted by Jennifer Mathieu | Review

Posted March 9, 2016 in Reviews / 5 Comments
Devoted by Jennifer Mathieu | Review

*Many thanks to Macmillan and Brittany @ The Book Addict’s Guide for my copy of Devoted! Jennifer Mathieu has managed to write a stellar sophomore novel that, like her debut The Truth About Alice, provides a riveting view into a social issue that might make most uncomfortable to look too closely at. While The Truth About Alice focused on slut-shaming and bullying, Devoted addressed modern day religious fundamentalist communities, and as a religious studies major I have to applaud Mathieu’s handling of the topic. Devoted focuses on Rachel, a nearly 18 year old living in a Christian fundamentalist community (the […]


The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu- Review

Posted December 17, 2014 in Books, Reviews / 15 Comments
The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu- Review

“There is one thing I’ve learned about people: they don’t get that mean and nasty overnight. It’s not human nature. But if you give people enough time, eventually they’ll do the most heartbreaking stuff in the world.” I have SO much to say about this book, and I’m going to do my best to coherently organize my thoughts. I’ve been waiting a long time to read this novel, specifically because of the subject matter. I think there’s not enough YA books that look at society’s problems with teenage sexaulity, and the stigmas, rumors, and slut shaming that go along with […]