Daisy Jones and The Six

Hannah Roberts, Reporter

   The 70s. Music. Overcoming hardships. These are all things that describe the book Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid which is a realistic fiction novel. 

   This book follows Daisy Jones and the band by the name of The Six. After hearing Daisy perform at a place called the Sunset Strip, The Six take a liking to Daisy’s singing and they have her start opening their shows while going on tour. 

   After a long time of having Daisy open their shows, the band eventually asks Daisy to join the band so they can create magic for the whole world through their music.

   In public, the band looks like the perfect group. A mix of all sorts of talents that complement each other perfectly. Behind the scenes, things aren’t so perfect.

   Daisy and another member of the band Billy are dealing with addictions; drugs and alcohol respectively. Other members are dealing with relationship struggles and as a group, the band is having difficulty agreeing on which path they should take.

   The band spends years going on world tours, creating new songs, and capturing the top spots on the music billboards. Despite their success, the band keeps on growing apart. 

      Eventually, the tear in the band grows too large, and then after a show in Chicago they infamously split up and never get back together.

   This book is told in the format of a script for a documentary, written by someone more closely related to the band than you might think.

   Daisy Jones and The Six fully immerses the reader into the story. While reading I found myself wondering if this band was real because it was written so well that they could be. The book also gave me a deeper understanding of what it’s like for people going through hard struggles like addiction and how to treat them. 

    This story paints a clear image in your mind of the not-so-glamorous life of being famous, it draws you in and forces you to keep on turning the pages. 

    Daisy Jones and The Six makes you keep reading. The relatively small amount of pages and the interesting format makes the book a quick read. This is a great book to read over winter break for these reasons. If you enjoy this one you might consider picking up other books by Taylor Jenkins Reid like The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, Carrie Soto is Back, and Malibu Rising.