Publication Date: February 16, 2012
Type: Hardcover, bought
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 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.
I could say something deep. Something about love and epiphanies and growing up and being a teenager on the brink of everything just wondering what the fuck you're going to do with this whole entire life.
But I don't want to say that. Here's what I want to say:
Nina LaCour has the most honest writing I've ever read.