A review by phoebebird
Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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


I enjoyed the creativity of the format, and thought it was both well executed and well written. The twist was random and unnecessary. I also hated almost all of the female characters in this book. Daisy is an insufferably conceited manic pixie dream girl who treats others horribly but is hailed as a princess nonetheless because she’s “broken” and “beautiful.” I dreaded returning to her narration. I also did not love Camila’s
Spoiler decision to go back to Billy after he cheated on her. While she was one of the strongest, most enjoyable characters, I felt like she deserved so much better than to be stuck serving as Billy’s own personal saint, and her whole arc sent the wrong message about staying in a relationship out of love, no matter how toxic or abusive it is.
I guess my overall conclusion would be that for a book written by a woman, its representation of its female characters felt like it was created by a man. 

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