64 minutes | Sep 7th 2020

BSG #45: Baby's First Rebellion / We Set the Dark on Fire

Throw on your resistance gear and join the squad as we rise up against The System with a discussion of Tehlor Kay Mejia’s “We Set the Dark on Fire.” We talk about the book’s real life parallels to the broken immigration system in our country, how the novel handles the patriarchy of it all, and of course, most importantly, the ROMANCE PLOT. After our ratings, we get into what’s on the blog, and then prep you for our upcoming episodes. We’re covering Netflix’s “I’m Thinking of Ending Things” for our next othersode (9/21), and for our next bookpisode (10/5), we’re reading “The Vanishing Half” by Brit Bennett. Please follow us on social media @booksquadgoals, check out our latest blog posts at booksquadgoals.com/blog, and send any and all feedback you have to thesquad@booksquadgoals.com!TOC0:30 – Hello! Introductions and intro question11:40 – Book introduction14:00 – The roles that women must fill in this society25:15 – What’s this book saying about class divides, religious divides, and immigration?34:09 – Politics and Protests39:33 – ROMANCE46:30 – Who would you cast?48:50 – Ratings58:50 – What’s on the blog? What’s up next?
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