Synopses & Reviews
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.
"LaCour (Hold Still) skillfully draws connections between art and life as she delves into the heart of her characters, revealing their fears and celebrating the creative forces that inspire them to reach for the stars." Publishers Weekly
"LaCour understands the inchoate yearnings of smart, sensitive, creative teens as few authors do. She has written a novel that is pure and good and beautiful." Children's Literature
"The Disenchantments is a story about friendships, change, and finding your true calling. The characters are realistic and easy to identify with, despite their unlikely lifestyle. The story is timeless and written in a modern way; the cursing is vulgar, but not overly so. In the end, readers will feel like they have experienced summer break, through the relationships and interactions of the characters." VOYA
"Enchanting in its depiction of the cusp of young disenchantment, this realistic novel will hit home with many thoughtful YAs....Profundities will be found or echoed for many readers: we all feel pain, need love, overcome fear, crave beauty — and lose ourselves and gain strength in the elemental force of music." School Library Journal
"Quirky characters, each with his or her own story, are woven into the narrative, creating a rich tapestry that will make readers confident that they are in the hands of a master storyteller. Hauntingly beautiful." Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
Nina LaCour (www.ninalacour.com) is the author of the award-winning Hold Still and widely acclaimed The Disenchantments. Formerly a bookseller and high school English teacher, she now writes and parents full time. A San Francisco Bay Area native, Nina lives with her family in Oakland, California.