“I believe you can break me. But I’m saved for the one who saved me. We only look like young stars. Because you can’t see old scars.”
Daisy Jones and The Six gave me the biggest book hangover of the year so far (the irony is not lost on me). The novel is a bittersweet, magical rock and roll story written like an old VH1 Behind the Music episode. The story feels so real as if you are on tour with Billy and Daisy and the rest of The Six the entire time.
My soul was able to latch onto this book so fast and so effortlessly. I had a very hard time putting it down. The way the story is written is so unique. Taylor Jenkins Reid’s ability to write an entire novel as an interview is stunning. I love how the story builds. I love all the behind the scene drama: the jealousy of other band mates, the pull of management, the passion of the songs, the love of the music, the sex, the drugs, the rock and roll. I love the nostalgia it brings even though I wasn’t even born in this decade. And the romantic in me is memorized by the love triangle between Billy and Camilla and Daisy.
The Two Heroines
Daisy Jones is a complete bad ass. However, Camilla Dunne is one too. Two different heroines. Two different bad asses in every sense of the word. They are both ferocious, savage and a force to be reckon with. They are both superstars in their own right and I personally couldn’t chose between them if I tried.
The Love Triangle
Taylor Jenkins Reid nails this love triangle. I am absolutely amazed with her ability to write this love triangle the way that she did. Listen, Reader, I’ve had this discussion a lot with some of my sisters, cousins and friends over the years. The discussion normally comes about when a celebrity scandal hits the inter-webs, so let’ be take this time to shatter your world……When you get married, there isn’t a magical button that shuts everything off. Your feelings don’t shut off. Your emotions don’t either You don’t automatically become unattractive to the gender of your choice. Everything isn’t so cut and dry or black and white. There are fine lines and serious sections of grey. You can still find yourself attracted to another. BUT marriage is a commitment between two people. You made a vow to put your faith and trust and loyalty into your marriage. So although two people may be attracted to each other or may even fall in love, the wife / husband are more. Your husband or wife means more.
Spoiler free. The ending is both heartbreaking and heartwarming. It is a double edged sword. Daisy Jones and The Six (Camilla included) had the privilege to live two separate lives and they know it. And you will know it, too.
Daisy Jones and The Six is an extremely entertaining read. It is rocktastic. It is epic. It is one of those books that will stay with you for a very long time.
If only have time to read one book all year long….this should be it.