A review by vic_hock
How Moon Fuentez Fell in Love with the Universe, by Raquel Vasquez Gilliland


this book made me cry and laugh and read which was all i was looking for. the short chapters made me anxious for more so i finished it really quickly. the whole story is very nice and i really like how in the end Star tells her that she has to take in account that Santiago was insecure just like Moon, because that was the missing piece that for me was obvious but not for her, really nice touch. one of the reasons I really like this book is this part:

“Hey, remember when we first met and you mixed up mine and Star’s name tags? Ha. That was funny.”
“Why is that funny?”
“Well, it was a good joke, you know? Having me wear Star’s name tag.”
“Yeah, I never got that joke.”
“But you’re the one who did it! How could you not get the joke?”
“Explain to me this hilarious joke.”
“You had me put Star’s name on. Ha ha. The ugly, talks-too-much and laughs-too-loud sister is wearing the perfect, beautiful angel’s name tag.”
“That’s why everyone thought that was funny? What assholes.”
“Well, why’d you do it, then?”
“You really want to know?”
“That girl Chamomile Tea, or whatever, made those name tags for everyone. And she had me pass them out. She’d tell me a line about who they belonged to, ’cause I basically knew no one. I still can barely remember everyone’s names.””Anyway, she told me that those two tags were for Star and Moon. At first I thought she was joking, because, you know, your names.”“And she said, ‘These are for the two girls over there with all the pink luggage. Star is the hot one.’ ”
“Is that the end of the story? I don’t get it.”.
“You’re seriously going to make me spell it out for you?” “Apparently I need it spelled out for me.”
“ I thought you were the hot one, Moon.”