The Six started off as a successful band, but when joined by Daisy Jones and her voice, they rocketed to stardom. However, after a short run as one of the most popular bands in the world, they famously broke up in the middle of a tour.
Spoiler Free Review:
I have read all of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s books, so I was pretty sure I was going to like this one, even if the premise was a lot different than what I normally read. I definitely enjoyed it overall, though I was a little underwhelmed by the ending.
I wasn’t expecting this book to follow so many people! All of TJR’s previous books have really focused on one or two characters, but this book followed the whole band. I definitely thought the focus was going to be Daisy Jones, but I definitely got a good feel for the rest of the band as well.
This book was honestly really stressful for me to read. There are so much alcohol and so many drugs, as well as people doing questionable things because of the drugs and alcohol. Daisy had so much chaotic energy, so I was just always waiting for something wild to happen. Billy, the main man of The Six, also stressed me out a lot. I really didn’t like him because I didn’t agree with how his relationship with his wife went. His wife, Camila, was a favorite of mine, though I did get frustrated because she was too forgiving of Billy, in my opinion. I also really loved Karen, another member of The Six. She was the most relatable character to me, especially at the end.
I was really interesting to hear the story of this band, knowing that they do break up and trying to figure out what lead to that happening. My one issue with this book was that I didn’t really think the reason for the break up was that intense, so I definitely felt underwhelmed. I kept expecting it to be a huge surprise, and it really didn’t end up that way.
As with The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, I kept thinking that all of these characters were real! I kept wanting to look up their Wikipedia pages, but they are totally fictional. I also really wanted to hear the songs they were writing! Billy and Daisy have a ton of song writing scenes, so I always wished I could just listen to their album.
I don’t think this was a favorite TJR book, but I definitely enjoyed it! She has a writing style that is just so easy to get sucked into. I read this whole book in one day, and I’ve also heard that the audiobook is fantastic. It wasn’t what I would normally pick up, but I’m still glad I read it!