Book Squad Goals

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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, and send any and all feedback you have to!

0:30 – Hello! Introductions and intro question
11:40 – Book introduction
14:00 – The roles that women must fill in this society
25:15 – What’s this book saying about class divides, religious divides, and immigration?
34:09 – Politics and Protests
39:33 – ROMANCE
46:30 – Who would you cast?
48:50 – Ratings
58:50 – What’s on the blog? What’s up next?

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