Indie romance, very cool, very artsy.

The DisenchantmentsTitle: The Disenchantments
Author: Nina LaCour

Summary: Told from teenage boy Colby’s point of view, this novel follows the adventures of Colby, Colby’s best friend Bev, and sisters Meg and Alexa.  Bev, Meg, and Alexa, though they’re not so great at playing music, are the members of The Disenchantments, a girl band that is successful mostly due to the fact that its members are drop-dead gorgeous.  Colby and Bev have graduated from high school and are planning to spend the summer touring with Meg and Alexa before Bev and Colby head off to Europe to see the world.  At least, that’s the plan, but just as they kick of their road trip/tour in Colby’s uncle’s Volkswagen van Bev reveals to Colby that she applied to college and will be attending art school in the fall.  It’s a story about growing up and figuring out what to do after high school.

Six Word Review:  Indie romance, very cool, very artsy.

I started reading because:  A friend of mine told me that if I like John Green’s work, I’ll like this book.

I would give this book 9/10 stars because it’s extremely relatable if you’re currently in high school.  It’s kind of quirky and very alternative.  A fun read.

I loved the journey that each of the characters go on.  Both the physical and metaphorical.  I hated how badly it made me want to go on a road trip.  It sounds so ideal.

If Meg was in a high school yearbook, she would be voted Most Likely To:  Be The Physical Embodiment Of A Rainbow.

Anything else we should know?  The novel contains a lot of contemporary artistic things like street art. It provides a realistic portrayal of what it’s like to be a teenager today.

–Regina, 18, West Seattle

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