YOUth Review: Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

When I first heard about Daisy Jones & the Six I was a bit skeptical. I had heard about it from a friend who hadn’t finished it so I assumed it might be boring. This novel, however, was the exact opposite.

Daisy Jones and the Six is a novel by the award-winning author Taylor Jenkins Reid. This book is fictional, but written in a biography style about a world-famous band in the 1970s and what led to their rise and mysterious downfall. The story is narrated by members of the band 30-something years after they split, jumping back and forth between their
present day lives and the 1970s.

I loved this book and found it to be a very captivating read. Reid’s writing makes it near impossible to put the book down once you start and she leaves you constantly wondering what's going to happen next, even though you already know how the book is going to end! I also liked the style of the book. It was different and interesting and worked with the characters. Before Daisy Jones and the Six I had never read a book that gave away the ending right at the start, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. Reid exceeded all my expectations, however, and I was pleasantly surprised. This book had lots of surprises and lots of drama, which I thoroughly enjoyed. It also had a beautiful side story between the main character, Daisy Jones and her best friend Simone Jackson which I loved.

I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who has been debating reading it. It’s a great read and definitely worth your time. However, if reading’s not your speed, they have a really great TV adaptation on Amazon Prime, which in my opinion did great with the casting and retelling of the story!