Episode 73: Sia Martínez and the Moonlit Beginning of Everything by Raquel Vázquez Gilliland
Today we’ll be discussing Sia Martinez and the Moonlit beginning of Everything by Raquel Vasquez Gilliland, which follows Sia on a wild adventure as she deals with the murder of her mother, friendship woes, and falling in love. Oh and aliens! Chaos does indeed ensure, and there is so much to talk about (though very few show notes)
Content warning before we get into this book: the book makes mention and so our conversation will touch on topics of sexual assault, child abuse, ICE, police, racism, bullying, PTSD, and Harry Potter
- Recommend if you like…
- Unidentified Suburban Object by Mike Jung for a middle grade rec
- Dear America by Jose Antonio Vargas which recounts the true story or growing up undocumented in America
- Stranger Things? Gov conspiracy, young people and adults banding together
- Mentioned in the book itself: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
- Prey! Movie on Hulu. Badass Comanche woman and her dog hunt Predator alien.
Why did we choose this book? J’s friend Cynthia absolutely loved this book, and she never fails with a good recommendation! Follow her on insta at CynthiasReadingList for all kinds of reviews
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