Feminist YA Novel MOXIE Optioned By Amy Poehler’s Production Company

Riot Grrrl-inspired MOXIE to one step closer to taking on the big screen!

Even though it’s not hitting shelves until September, Jennifer Mathieu’s Moxie has been making a big splash with recent excerpts and a memorable cover image. Now, it’s getting some major kudos from the film industry as well!

The feminist YA novel that takes a page from the early 90s Riot Grrrl movement has been optioned for film under Amy Poehler and Brook Mosch’s Paper Kite production banner.

“Jennifer writes with a voice so authentic to the teenage experience that it feels like her characters walked straight out of a high school classroom and into the pages of her books,” Senior Editor Katherine Jacobs of Roaring Brook Press told Variety. “She is poised to become one of the most important writers for young adults working today.”

It will be a long wait to see if this moves from optioned book to actual movie, but with the production company behind Broad City and Hulu’s Difficult People on board, we can’t wait to see where this one goes!

Moxie is available for pre-order now via Amazon. It makes its way into stores on September 19, 2017.


Vivan Carter is fed up. Fed up with a school administration at her small-town Texas high school that thinks 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 mom 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 a feminist zine that she distributes anonymously to her classmates. She’s just blowing off steam, but other girls respond. As Viv forges friendships with other young women across the divides of cliques and popularity rankings, she realizes that what she has started is nothing short of a girl revolution.

Moxie is a book about high school life that will make you wanna riot!

By Molly

Molly is a proud Canadian who is currently attending university in Scotland. She loves to read, write, watch films, and talk about Sarah J. Maas books. If not snuggled up with a book, Molly can usually be found tapping at the dance studio, or writing yet another essay.

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