2021 · contemporary

Book Review: Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Title: Daisy Jones and The Six

Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid


Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six, but nobody knows the real reason why they split at the absolute height of their popularity…until now.

Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go-Go. The sex and drugs are thrilling, but it’s the rock and roll she loves most. By the time she’s twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things.

Another band getting noticed is The Six, led by the brooding Billy Dunne. On the eve of their first tour, his girlfriend Camila finds out she’s pregnant, and with the pressure of impending fatherhood and fame, Billy goes a little wild on the road.

Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend.


Rating: 5 out of 5.

This book completely shattered me and I mean that quite literally. This unfortunately threw me into a depressed and crying sesh state of mind so I had to wait for it to completely pass before I write this review. I’m good now but there’s no denying this book is something else.

I previously read Evelyn Hugo and I loved it! There’s just something unique about this author’s writing style. It seriously feels like these are actual real celebrities she’s writing about! I even had to check. I did find out this was inspired by a popular band from the 70s, but it still amazes me how real it all felt.

So let’s talk about the plot now! I love how raw everything was. The characters are full of bad traits as well as good ones and you don’t have to like them to like this story. It is full of taboo topics such as drugs, infidelity and abortion and it presents all these topics in such raw but realistic way. It definitely isn’t for lovers of jolly, happy stories as it is very shocking and some parts are definitely sad and devastating.

From this part onwards I’ll definitely be sharing some spoilery content so if you haven’t read it, please stop reading this review.

Something that bothered me a lot was the relationship between Billy and Daisy. Since Billy has a wife and kids and the attraction was so intense even though they didn’t really give into it, I really minded that. I absolutely hate reading about characters that are cheaters. It makes me so sad and that’s exactly what this book did to me. I didn’t want to see anything happen between them even though there was obvious connection. Now I do understand that Billy’s wife also knew about it (and his history of cheating) but she didn’t want to leave him but it still doesn’t help with me feeling sad about it.

Now, the ending was really something I was soo surprised about. Daisy leaving the band and cutting Billy off entirely after his wife asked her to. And then many years later, how she gave them her blessing after her death. I was expecting Daisy and Billy to end up together somehow, but this was definitely not what I imagined. Plus, it’s like a promise for the future and we never actually see it. All in all, this was definitely so weird to me but very unique. And I’m repeating myself again, I do not have to like the characters and their actions in order to like this book.

This was such an amazing but painful book and I loved it. Although I’m happy for the TV series, I’m not sure if I’ll be able to watch it because it already gives me so much anxiety. It’s like I don’t like reading and seeing bad things happening!

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5 thoughts on “Book Review: Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

  1. Hi, I just saw your notification come through and realised there is a small mistake with your title. It says Daisy Jones and Taylor Jenkins Reid. I think it might want to say Daisy Jones and the six by Taylor Jenkins Reid.

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  2. This is such a (great) relatable review because SAME. This book really sent me 😭 And while part of me doesn’t want to miss out on the TV series, I don’t know if I’ll be able to stomach seeing the tension between Billy and Daisy and Camila. I loved and hated what grew between Billy and Daisy cos, like you, I hate cheating (so much) but it was also electric. The waves of angst that this book made me willingly swim through was really something else, haha 😂 I loved it though. So happy to hear you enjoyed it too!

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    1. Exactly!! I’m so glad someone has the same thoughts as me. I agree with every single thing you wrote. I do have a feeling the TV series will not follow the book 100% so I’m sure we’ll be seeing a lot of tension 😬😂😂


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