This story takes you for a wild ride. Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid has been a book that I kept putting off because the format was intimidating to me. I was so sure I wasn’t going to like it that I kept waiting to read it. Well I FINALLY read it and now I’m so mad I put it off! What an amazing story that you can’t help, but get invested in. This book is about a fictional rock band in the 70s making a name for themselves. It is written in a documentary style way where each band member is telling their part on what happened. This is comical because what is actually happening to one person some of the band thinks something totally different happened. The six is a hometown band that gets discovered and moves to LA for a record deal, they are starting their uphill climb while Daisy Jones is trying to find her footing. Daisy Jones is an alluring character that every girl has wanted to be at some point, the life of the party. When Daisy Jones also gets a record deal, she ends up being picked to do a duet with the Six’s lead singer, Billy Dunne. After that she is chosen to open on their tour and eventually is asked to join the band for an album. This book dives into the deep waters of drugs addictions, alcoholism, and heartbreaks while also being uplifting and hopeful. I loved the characters and the rawness of this book. It reads like a real memoir being created and that the tales from each band member are completely real. It makes you feel like you are at those parties and concerts just having a good time or you’re at rock bottom trying to find a way out. You feel the heart ache in each character, you take on their emotions, including their hopes and dreams. This book will have you rooting for and against a character all at once. I hope everyone gets a chance to read this beautifully thought out book that will inspire you.
Favorite Quotes – “I learned about sex and love the hard way. That men will take what they want and feel no debt, that some people only want one piece of you.”
“Men often think they deserve a sticker for treating women like people.”
“Passion is… its fire. And fire is great, man. But we’re made of water. Water is how we keep living. Water is what we need to survive. My family is my water. I picked water. I’ll pick water every time.”
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