Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Book Review: The Disenchantments, by Nina LaCour

As far as contemporary stories go, The Disenchantments is a worthy addition to the genre.

The Disenchantments is also a road trip book, which adds a lot with the changing scenery and new characters being introduced. Bev, Alexa, and Meg are in a band. Not a very good band, but that doesn't matter. They are going on a summer tour, and Colby is driving them in his uncle's VW van.

Colby and Bev have been best friends since they were very young, and they, unlike all their other classmates, have decided not to go to college. They are going to spend a year touring Europe. They've been planning this for at least 4 years, and after the band's tour, they are leaving.

Things don't always turn out the way you planned, and this is certainly true for Colby and Bev. Another strength of The Disenchantments are the characters. They each have their own thing going on -- they are not cookie-cutter teens. Their relationships are complex. There's some romance, and quite a bit of tension.

The book is well-written and the pages turn easily and quickly. There's nothing earth shattering here. Just teens trying to figure out their lives and the best direction to take, but it's well done and I think many teens will enjoy The Disenchantments.

Published by Dutton, 2012
Copy obtained from the library

Rating: 3/5

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1 comment:

  1. This book sounds so good.Its been on my radar for quite some time and I never seem to get to it. I really need to move it up. Great review.


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