Today I am going to do a small review of a book, which in my opinion, is the best thing I ever read. Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid.
Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six, but nobody knows the reason behind their split at the absolute height of their popularity . . . until now.
Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go Go. The sex and drugs are thrilling, but it’s the rock and roll she loves most. By the time she’s twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things.
Also getting noticed is The Six, a band led by the brooding Billy Dunne. On the eve of their first tour, his girlfriend Camila finds out she’s pregnant, and with the pressure of impending fatherhood and fame, Billy goes a little wild on the road.
Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes that the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend. (Goodreads)
OH MY GOSH, this book means everything to me. Taylor is just a master at writing characters that you think are real. The 70s and 80s music scene is my favourite music, and I am just so sad that Daisy Jones and the Six isn’t a real band. Taylor has made me want to go out and buy their albums, she has made me want to buy all their posters, she has made me want to wear gold hoop earrings and bangles going up my arm. She has made me a fangirl for a fake band. I will just have to listen to Fleetwood Mac to get over it.
Daisy Jones is an amazing character, she is flawed, some people have said she is unlikeable, but I don’t think so. I think it is more of the fact that she is strong and she owns her mistakes, OMG the character growth is amazing. The Six are all really different, and the dynamics within the group are so odd.
The plot twists and turns are amazing, by the end I was a crying mess and my feelings were all over the place.
The format of the book is different, it is told in interview style, but please don’t let that out you off, it is such an interesting way to tell the story. I highly recommend this book.
Goodreads: 5 stars.