Get to know some of the characters in Tales from the Juggernaut
(no spoilers)

Tila Vasquez

Tila is the first character you will meet in the the prologue of The Juggernaut, book one of the Tales from the Juggernaut.

The only daughter of Grace and Thomas Vasquez, Tila is not always the easiest person to get along with. Life has not been kind to Tila, but she perseveres in whatever way seems best to her. Others may not agree with her choices or her methods, but she never asked them to.

Her choices led her to the Juggernaut, where Ellie Young and Malachi Chambers became friends. The only friends she cares about anyway.

Likes: Ellie, Malachi, freedom, independence, making her presence felt.

Dislikes: Other people’s relationships, authority, being told what to do.

Most likely to say: “Shut up and get out of my way, idiot.”

Least likely to say: “I don’t believe in violence”

Who I would cast to play Tila in a movie: I’m still thinking about this. Any ideas?


Ellie Young

Unlike her friends, Ellie (She has to keep reminding people it’s short for Eleanor, not Elizabeth), was born and raised in space, and has never been planetside. While her friends remember the feel of the sun and the wind, to Ellie, ignorance is bliss. All she has to worry about is how to win the next race and make friends. Luckily for Ellie both of those things come easy.

Sure, the Juggernaut can be a dangerous place, but she’s fearless behind the controls of her ship. For safety from all the other dangers outside the New Haven community Ellie only has to rely on Tila.

Likes: Speed, new experiences, winning.

Dislikes: Letting people down, the dark, Tila acting like her mother.

Most likely to say: “That’s a great idea!”

Least likely to say: “Let’s slow down and talk about this.”

Who I would cast to play Ellie in a movie: Kate Bosworth (as she looked in Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!


Malachi Chambers

Malachi is the only one of the trio who feels any weight of responsibility, that’s probably because his father, Theodore Chambers, is a high ranking official in New Haven.

Malachi is not much for politics, but he has learned a lot from his father about engineering over the years they have been living on the Juggernaut, and Mal’s methodical, book-smart approach to problems is light-years away from how Ellie and Tila approach (or cause) problems.

Every group of friends needs the sensible one, in this story his name is Malachi.

(It’s pronounced with a hard ‘chi’ sound, like ‘Mal-a-kigh’.)

Likes: Time to think, logical solutions, being on his father’s good side.

Dislikes: Being rushed, not knowing where his tools are, problems that make no sense, Tila’s impatience.

Most likely to say: “That sounds like a bad idea…”

Least likely to say: “Forget the rules, let’s do it!”

Who I would cast to play Malachi in a movie: Donald Glover