The Disenchantments go inside Kindle This cover screams Fun in the Sun This blurb screams Road Trip and Music So I was going into this expecting a light fun read It s nothing like that It has it
The Disenchantments go inside Kindle This cover screams Fun in the Sun! This blurb screams Road Trip and Music! So I was going into this expecting a light, fun, read. It's nothing like that. It has it's fun moments for sure, but the story is very sad bordering on depressing with a deep "finding oneself" message. This is not a bad thing at all. In fact I often enjoy books with this vibe, but going into this with opposite expectations really threw me for a loop.The story is told in Colby's point-of-view. He and his best friend Bev have been planning a year long trip around Europe for years. Leaving on a road trip to tour with Bev's girl band, she tells him the Europe trip is off. Colby spends the bigger part of the book brooding over this, upset towards Bev for lying to him for months. I understood where he was coming from, but I didn't get why he was depressed about it to such degree. Losing a year he could have spent at college is definitely not fun - especially when it's unplanned, it's hardly the end of the world. Plenty of high school graduates take a year off before going to college and end up with great careers. For Colby, it was as if he was losing his whole future.It's not all sad however. We do have some fun parts where the girls play their very bad music, meet some intriguing people who take them on mini adventures along the way. These can seem a bit far fetched, but are still entertaining. The girls are all so unique with their quirks and fun spirits. The whole cast is really great which helps brighten the mood of the book. The only character I did not like very much was Bev. She's very moody and secretive for the most part, refusing to explain why she suddenly backed out of the trip. She gives off a lot of angst which I never particularly enjoy. Colby though, he's a great protagonist. His voice is real; he may be dramatic but his feelings still feel true. So overall, even though I wasn't expecting such a serious vibe with forlorn emotions, the characters absolutely saved the day and I was still able to have fun with the story. I'm fairly certain, especially now that you know what to expect, most readers will enjoy this more than I did.--For more of my reviews, visit my blog at Xpresso Reads. 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 smaColby 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.. Good Ebook The Disenchantments Something that 18-year-olds and potheads have in common (if they're not one in the same) is that they think everything they say is so DEEP and PROFOUND. The problem is that I don't belong to either group.The Disenchantments is the story of four friends and bandmates who hit the road after three of them (Colby, Bev, and Meg) graduate from high school. Colby, the lone boy, is our narrator and manager of the Disenchantments. On the eve of the trip, Bev tells Colby that despite their plans to visit Colby's mom in Paris and then backpack around Europe for the year, she's going to college instead. To further complicate matters, Colby has been in love with Bev since they were kids. Nothing like awkward tension and feelings of betrayal to kick off a trip.Needless to say, this wasn't the light, fun road trip book I was expecting. It was my own fault because I saw the cover, read "road trip" in the summary, and assumed it would be FUN in the SUN! Still, throw France in a story in any shape or form and I'm usually appeased. Unfortunately, I didn't feel engaged in the story until page 246 -- of a 307-page book. For the majority of the book, I felt little connection to the characters. Colby's DEEP 18-year-old thoughts just made me roll my eyes. For example:We drive past a lumberyard, full of a forest's worth of felled trees. I slow as we pass it. It's almost too big to comprehend.Okay, homie. He's not the only one emo-ing out, although he does have the best reasons. Alexa, the band member with a year of high school left, gets a splinter in her foot. But to a 17-year-old, a splinter is not just a splinter.She says, "The world is against me."Inevitably, when you put 18-year-olds in a room or car together, they come to MEANINGFUL and PROFOUND realizations."It's hard.""What's hard?" I ask.Bev shakes her head, as if the answer is too big to put into words.Finally she says, "Growing up."And there is nothing any of us can say to that. It feels too true for a response.I was mid-eye roll until I thought back to 2am conversations with my roommates freshman year. Let she who is without self-importance cast the first stone, right? As insufferable as some of the Disenchantments' musings were, they are the typical musings of the age group. The story took a Graffiti Moon-esque turn on page 252 and my interest raised tenfold. The 50 pages that end the book are where the story should've started. That story, and the story that begins at the end of the book, is one I would've loved reading. There is an audience for this book and these characters, but unfortunately it wasn't me. Final verdict: 3/5 stars.This review appears on Young Adult Anonymous.
The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour The Disenchantments is the story of four friends and bandmates who hit the road after three of them Colby, Bev, and Meg graduate from high school Colby, the lone boy, is our narrator and manager of the Disenchantments On the eve of the trip, Bev tells Colby that despite their plans to visit. The Disenchantments LaCour Apr , The Disenchantments are the worst girl group, but you will have the best time seeing them Bev, Meg and Alexa may not be technically good, but they are so passionate about their music and love what they do so much, that people can t help but have a great time while at their shows. Disenchantment TV Series Aug , Disenchantment Princess Tiabeanie, Bean , is annoyed at her imminent arranged marriage to Prince Merkimer Then she meets Luci, a demon, and Elfo, an elf, and things get rather exciting, and dangerous. The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour About The Disenchantments From the award winning, bestselling author of Hold Still and We Are Okay Colby and Bev have a long standing pact graduate, hit the road with Bev s band, and then spend the year wandering around Europe. THE DISENCHANTMENTS by Nina LaCour Kirkus Reviews Colby and Bev plan to forgo college in favor of a brief tour with Bev s band, The Disenchantments, followed by a year traveling through Europe But only hours into the trip, Bev makes an announcement that changes everything Even among their alternative, artsy friends, Bev and Colby s decision to chase their dreams is a bold move. The Disenchantments Walmart Walmart While it is so incredibly different from Hold Still, it also has a friendship that is strained albeit for a different reason and features LaCour s great writing The tour that The Disenchantments and really, Th Disenchantments themselves take is so far from ordinary or boring that it s absolutely fantastic.