Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Reinvention of Moxie Roosevelt by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel

The Reinvention of Moxie RooseveltKimmel, Elizabeth Cody, The Reinvention of Moxie Roosevelt. Dial Books for Young Readers, 2010. Pgs. 229. Language: G, Violence: G, Sexual Content: G

Moxie has always felt too ordinary for her extraordinary name. When she gets a music scholarship to Eaton Academy for Girls, a prestigious boarding school, she decides to reinvent herself. She tries Mysterious Earth Goddess (MEG), Hale and Hearty Sports Enthusiast (HHSE), and Detached, Unique, Coolly Knowing Individual (DUCKI), and more. Using a journal to keep track of her personalities and whom she uses them with, she gets exhausted keeping track of them. When her journal goes missing, she worries that it’s fallen into the wrong hands. Can Moxie figure out which personality she wants to be before it’s too late?

A fun, hilarious story about a girl and her journey of self-discovery. The characters are well-developed and likable. The plot is entertaining and keeps the reader’s attention. Readers who like humor, realistic fiction, and stories of self-discovery will enjoy reading this book. EL (4-6). ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Kira M, Youth Services Librarian, WHI Public Library.

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