The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour

Colby and Bev has been the best of friends since time immemorial. While on a longed-for post-senior year The Disenchanments' band tour/road trip, their relationship experiences a setback as Colby discovers that Bev's future plans has changed.

Along the road, Colby tries to understand the girl he thought he knew as well as finding a new master plan for himself.

Together with their closest friends Meg and Alexa, a coming-of-age story of getting lost, redeeming oneself and friendship enchants us through The Disenchantments.

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It was a good story, worthwhile of anyone's time especially if YA is your taste in books as I am. I liked that The Disenchantments, the band, was a horrible band. I don't know why but it has that amusing quality to it. It seemed authentic in a way. I love the tragic oh-so-dramatic story behind Bev's self-destructive personality. I love Colby's nerdy wide-eyed helplessly-in-love boy aura. I love Meg's spunky best-supporting-role character and Alexa's quirky cutesy nature.

But let us focus more on Meg here because she has a lot to her than one can surreptitiously notice. I think she is secretly in love with Colby but she'll rather hold back and let him be happy with Bev because she is just this awesome girl-next-door who is mature and has a lot of adventure in her anyway. That notion is bittersweet. Amidst the whole dilemma of Colby and Bev, she stood out to me.


4 comments:

Helen's Book Blog | January 17, 2014 at 12:14 AM

I agree that it was fun that the band wasn't any good since it seems so fake that everything/everyone is "the best" in books and movies

Loraine | January 17, 2014 at 5:25 PM

Helen, I know right?! :)

Michelle | January 21, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Love this part of your review: "I liked that The Disenchantments, the band, was a horrible band. I don't know why but it has that amusing quality to it. It seemed authentic in a way". So true. Imagine if the band had been seamless & spectacular? I think it would have altered my feeling about the characters- and story- as a whole. Thanks for stopping by my review :-)

Loraine | January 29, 2014 at 2:47 PM

Thanks for stopping by at mine too, Michelle! I guess it's indeed the idiosyncrasies that readers appreciate.

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