Jennifer Mathieu is an American author best known for writing Moxie. She writes books about young adults for young adults as she aims to treat teenagers like real people in her writing. Moxie was turned into a film by Netflix directed by Amy Poehler.

She made her debut as an author in 2014 with the release of The Truth About Alice. In addition to her work as a writer, Jennifer is also an English teacher. She makes her home in Texas with her husband, their son, and their pets.

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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Truth About Alice (2014)Description / Buy at
Devoted (2015)Description / Buy at
Afterward (2016)Description / Buy at
Moxie (2017)Description / Buy at
The Liars of Mariposa Island (2019)Description / Buy at
Bad Girls Never Say Die (2021)Description / Buy at
Down Came the Rain (2023)Description / Buy at
The Faculty Lounge (2024)Description / Buy at

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Moxie starts with a girl named Vivian Carter who is fed up. Her school has a sexist dress code, a football team that gets all the advantages, and gross comments from guys in class that get overlooked. What she is most fed up with is following the rules. She gets inspiration from her mother who was a Riot Grrl in the 1990s and decides to take a page out of her mother’s book and starts a feminist zine that she gives to her classmates anonymously. Vivian does it to air her grievances, but the zine inspires other girls at the school. Soon, she is making friends across the cliques and starting a girl revolution.

Mathieu is also the author of Bad Girls Never Say Die which is a gender-flipped version of The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. Eva Barnes is a bad girl in 1964 Houston. Her and her friends wear bold makeup and run around with the boys. The girls always protect their own, but every rule she lives by is about to be called into question when she is saved by a good girl from the “right” side of the tracks. Eva will have to rethink what it really means to be a bad girl and change her thinking about loyalty.

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