7 hours ago
Review: one word-wow! i binged this book and couldn’t put it down. going in, i did not expect to like this and enjoy this so much!
highly recommend this one.
this book is about a rock and roll band in the 60s and 70s, their rise to fame and their eventual collapse. it was hard to believe that this was fiction. it felt so real, original and raw.
this book is in the format of interviews where every character speaks for himself/herself and what he/she remembers. according to me, this format worked very well for the book, the themes explored and the contents.
the only downside to the format here is that the characters could have been explored more otherwise but taylor jenkins reid has done wonders with such a format.
i am surprised at how familiar i became with the characters at the end of the book, how real they felt, how deeply i was moved and how intensely i was pulled. we are pulled into the rock and roll scene of the 70s with so much substance abuse going on. this theme, of addiction, and substance abuse is handled well. it is shown in all its intensity without glorifying it. we see how difficult it is and how trauma can make you clutch at straws.
this books brings to you very layered characters, with an insight into their state of mind and their lives. we have the pull of love, drugs and an opportunity of a lifetime. more than everything, i loved the strong female characters, their will power and how everything was explored.
i hope you like this book as well if you pick it up!
i loved the book but if i have to rate it i’d rate it 4.25/5 🌟
once again, highly recommend this one!
all thoughts are my own
book courtesy @definitelybooks