2024 Reading Challenge

2024 Reading Challenge
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Thursday, June 24, 2010

REVIEW for The Reinvention of Moxie Roosevelt

A great big thank you to the author for sending me a copy of her book!

TITLE: The Reinvention of Moxie Roosevelt

AUTHOR: Elizabeth Cody Kimmel


RATING: 4 Stars

First, I have to comment on the cover of this book which, in my opinion, was a perfect fit for the storyline.

The Reinvention of Moxie Roosevelt is a wonderful read - I loved everything about it, from the main character Moxie who has so much to offer the world, if only she would believe in herself to the storyline itself which is an absolute delight and a mixture of "sending a positive message", blended in with humor and a little bit of sadness.

Moxie is now at boarding school and is taking advantage of it - she is going to reinvent herself and turn into that person that everyone will love and look up to. Through a series of "reinventions" that are more or less successful, Moxie learns that not everything is as it appears and that sometimes, you should just let "life" take you where it will....

I loved that the message in this book is - go ahead and try to change yourself and twist yourself to meet this "ideal" that only seems to exist in your own head, but you will also discover that you are who you are going to be in the end - and that is just fine!

Very well written - not remotely preachy and at times, pretty funny, this YA is a great read.


bermudaonion said...

The cover grabbed me so I'm glad to see it's a perfect fit for the book.

avisannschild said...

I'm glad to hear you enjoyed this book so much too, Tina, and thanks again for passing it on to me!

I will link to your review in mine shortly.

Wall-to-wall books said...

I love the cover, and I haven't even read the story!
Sounds like a good book.

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