A review by hardcover_hazel
Daisy Jones & The Six, by Taylor Jenkins Reid

emotional reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


4.5 ✨

"It should also be noted that, on matters both big and small, sometimes accounts of the same event differ. The truth often lies, unclaimed, in the middle." 

This is not a happy book. This is a book of longing, angst, love, struggle - rock 'n roll. 

** Please read the trigger warnings before reading **

I loved this book. I loved the transcript style. I loved the raw emotion. I loved the way the characters seemed so real. I so badly wanted to go listen to their music 😂 (and a song released in preparation for the miniseries while I was reading which is just so cool). I love how TJR just knows how to make me cry. 

The reason why it's not getting 5 stars from me is because it seems to be building up to this one last show, and it's a bit anticlimactic. BUT I still loved how it was done - with lessons that characters pass on to others that you can apply in your own life.

The characters in the book aren't perfect, and you don't fall in love with them. What you fall in love with is their emotions. How more real that feels. The difficult decisions that were made. 

TJR even wrote the songs for their album at the back!! How amazing. I love that, I love finding the hidden meanings and stories behind each song. 

I also loved that some stories didn't completely match up. Like how someone made a bet but both parties remembered winning 😂. Or how something was done but the was good reasoning behind it that others didn't know or understand. It really adds a touch to making the whole thing feel more real. How the truth often lies, unclaimed, in the middle. 

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