Daisy Jones and The Six - (Not Spoiler Free) Review

By Kendra Sue - May 18, 2019

I really wish I had the physical copy of this book now that I've finished it, because now I cherish it so much I want it for myself forever. 

What can I even say about this book that's not me gushing about it? First of all, the audiobook changed my mind about it. I started the kindle version when it first came out and I had no expectations whatsoever. I started it and got about 20-30 pages in and 1) didn't know what was going on 2) was not interested at all. I thought the author was talking about this real person, Daisy Jones, whom in the beginning I was not drawn to at all. I didn't find her interesting and I didn't want to read about her. She seemed boring and all she wanted to do was drugs and sing. So I put it down. I wasn't sure I liked the interview style of writing and I just couldn't get into it.

My friend Rese who was gushing about the book and kept recommending it to me (hey if you're reading this lol), kept almost inching me towards the book more as she talked about it. I kept thinking, it has to be really good if Rese likes it enough to buy multiple copies of it. So I decided to give it another chance and do the audiobook instead. 

Even at first I wasn't interested. It was all these guys talking about being in a band that I didn't care about, Billy drove me crazy with his constant talk of Camila and bossing the rest of the band around, and constantly talking about it being his band. But I got over a lot of that really quickly and fell in love with the book. 

The way the audiobook is set up is it's a full cast, each character is played by a specific person so it makes it feel like they're really interviewing the characters in the story. That's what made it better for me, was instead of trying to come up with each voice in my head, or reading it in every single voice in my head, it was given to me. So I definitely recommend it on audiobook (though I still want a physical copy.) 

The story follows six band members who start out as the Dunne Brothers, Billy and Graham Dunne. They gather other members and they eventually become The Six. Daisy Jones is a solo artist working under the same record company and eventually joins the band after they do a song together, that everyone falls in love with. 

Billy has kind of a grudge against Daisy because Daisy, to him, is this brat that gets everything handed to her. I've seen quite a few people on Goodreads say that she is a brat and does get everything handed to her, but I disagree. She worked hard to get to where she was and she wasn't afraid to step on some toes to do it. She wanted to make the band like her, and the only one who didn't like her attitude, because it was changing the way he wanted to do things, was Billy. 

To me she's far from bratty or entitled, to me she's a really strong female character who gets shit done. She wasn't willing to let people walk all over her or tell her who she needed to be, she was going to tell the world who she was and if they didn't like it, they didn't have to like her. 

Many dramatic things happen in this book and many things that need a spoiler warning happen in this book. I wasn't bothered by the things mentioned but just to be safe, some of these things include drug addiction, alcoholism, abortion, and cheating. I won't go that far into spoilers to talk about those things but just to include them as a little trigger warning. 

Ultimately, I give this book 5/5 stars and it's one of my favorite books I've read this year. I ended up loving the interview style of writing and I think I'd like to read more books like that in the future. I know it's centered around her, but Daisy Jones has to be one of my favorite characters in a book recently and I really want to buy the real copy of the book just for a keepsake, and so I can read it again... 

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