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?
I absolutely love this cover, and a YA book about music and a road trip is pretty much right up my alley, so I bought this one the day it came out, all the way back in February. And then I never read it. I picked it up a lot, and I even started a time or two, but I never really committed to it, even though I knew I would probably love it.
Part of my hesitation, I think, came from the various reviews I'd read that said that Bev was a completely awful character and people hated her. I didn't really want to get involved with a book that had an annoying main character, and I was scared that I wasn't going to like it as much as I liked the idea of it. But, luckily, I had nothing to fear because I absolutely loved this book. My instincts were right! It was SUCH a Jess Book.
And I actually liked Bev a lot! Maybe because I totally GOT her...and I actually respected her for being honest with Colby, even though her timing was bad. But you guys know me, I love those unlikable, complicated characters, even when everyone else hates them.
The writing here is awesome, and I love this journey that Colby takes with the girls. This is such a perfect story of growing up and self-discovery, with music and travel and tattoos as the backdrop. My favorite things.
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