Tuesday, February 7

The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour

The Disenchantments by Nina LeCour
Release Date: February 16, 2012
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 304

Summary: Colby and Bev have a long-standing pact: graduate, hit the road with Bev's band, and then spend the year wandering around Europe. But moments after the tour kicks off, Bev makes a shocking announcement: she's abandoning their plans - and Colby - to start college in the fall.
But the show must go on and The Disenchantments weave through the Pacific Northwest, playing in small towns and dingy venues, while roadie- Colby struggles to deal with Bev's already-growing distance and the most important question of all: what's next?
Morris Award—finalist Nina LaCour draws together the beauty and influences of music and art to brilliantly capture a group of friends on the brink of the rest of their lives.

My Thoughts: Well, when I first read this description for some reason I thought Colby was a girl. No clue why. Maybe because it talked about an all girls band, I just assumed it was a girl.

Thankfully it wasn't because I like having guys in my story! This novel starts out with Colby (who is a boy lol) hitting the roads with his best friend Bev to go on The Disenchantments tour. This is the name of her band. This book takes course over a week. After the week, the original plan was they were going to go to Europe and take a year off college. They were going to explore and do the whole independent thing without parents, rules, and real goals.

This book is so full of art, music, and just plain old fun. The two have been saving to go to Europe for forever and once Bev reveals she isn't going and instead is going to college, Colby is left high and dry since he applied nowhere and has no job prospects. She has ruined his life, at least for a year!

Honestly, I fell right for Colby and didn't like Bev. I never really liked her. I felt like she thought she was better and had stuck up her nose at almost everybody and anybody while Colby is laid back and has a good head on his shoulders.

I loved all the motels they stayed out, all the traveling they did, and all the art/music thrown throughout the story.

The Disenchantments was such a fun and thoughtful book. LaCour really knows how to tell a story and she was so insightful. I also liked Jasper and all the weird people we met throughout the novel. Each one had his own story we could just tell.

I loved Colby!!!!

Overall: I really loved it! Every minute of it. I loved Colby's family. I loved his understanding of things. I loved the side characters. I really liked Meg. I liked all the music and art we got to experience. The Disenchantments was a wonderful novel!

Cover: It's ok but I don't really think it fits the story. It just isn't a great picture. Makes me think of more Hollywood than road trip.

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Alexa said...

I have been on the fence about this book, I really don't know if I will like it because I hardly ever like roadtrip type of books.

I might have to give this one a shot though, especially since it counts for a challenge I'm doing.

Thanks for the great review, I'm glad you really enjoyed this one. :)

Vivien said...

I've desperately wanted to read this for months. It sounds like a really fun read! I'm very anxious for this one.

Amanda said...

I cannot wait to get my hands on this one! It sounds like it's exactly my type of book.

Amanda @ Letters Inside Out


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