By Taylor Jenkins Reid
Following the formation of a fictional band similar to that of Fleetwood Mac, ‘Daisy Jones and the Six’ is a book that gives readers an escape into the thrilling and nostalgic feeling of the 70s and 80s. Throughout the novel, readers observe as Daisy Jones - a gorgeous and talented singer - makes her descent to sickening fame alongside blues/rock band, ‘The Six’. The more you read, the more you will uncover. Whether its the whirlwind of new-found stardom, the saucy band drama, the secret romances, or the raw reality of what music bands are really like, this book will supply you with all the amusing twists and secrets you didn’t even know you needed. With music, fashion, drugs, love and sex, there’s nothing this book doesn’t have.
This book is a masterpiece. Uniquely written in an interview-type format, not only was the story easy to follow, but hilariously entertaining as each character shared a different perspective of the same story. The way the author slowly built up and revealed each character throughout the novel is mesmorising, immensely enticing and fascinating when comparing the characters from how they were before and after fame. Reading this book felt like a dream. For a teenager having growed up in a generation that is heavily technology based, it was honestly relieving to jump into a story that takes place 50 years ago, with entirely different fashion, music and way of life. Anyone looking for a gripping novel filled with humour, drama and beautifully engrossing auras…it’s sitting right here. I absolutely loved every inch of this book, and I hope you do too.
Book content warnings:
For all readers, particularly those under the age of 15, be aware that this book discusses mature themes such as drug use/abuse, alcohol abuse, eating disorder, self-harm, depression, abortion and profanity.