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

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


Wow. I really wasn’t expecting this book. It was beautiful and heartbreaking. The writing was like a masterclass in dialogue, and the character development, both good and bad, was subtle but profound. I’m really awestruck by this book. And I’m so happy I listened to the audiobook. Often times I feel that an audiobook can only be as good as the physics copy, and usually makes up for in ease of use what it falls short of in quality. However, I don’t think I would have enjoyed the story the same way had I read it on the page. The use of a cast with different voices but such raw emotional voice acting really made this book shine. Of course, when dialogue is written as well and as realistically as Reid writes, it’s hard to imagine an audiobook like this falling short. 

And the story was really stunning. My favourite love stories are the ones that never happen. They are heartbreaking in their incomplete state, but leave no cliffs to hang from. 

Anyway, in other words, I loved this book. What a privilege to have gotten to read it. 

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