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The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour
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Initial thoughts: The Disenchantments surprised me by how much it affected me. I mean, it was a fairly straightforward road trip novel during which the sights and places weren't pivotal to the travel aspect. However, the emotional rollercoaster was really there. This book had so much heart, which made me feel so much and also relate to Colby.

Can't say I've ever been in love with a best friend but I've clung on to promises that the other never meant to actually fulfil. Grappling with that was a painful experience for me, and I think LaCour captured the confusion and the conflicting emotions that Colby dealt with quite well. Also the notion of a last hurrah before friends part ways to uncertain futures was captured in ways that made me think of end-of-high school and end-of-uni days. You really don't know who the friends are who will drift and who will stick around, so there's a lot of sentimentality during those times, which again, The Disenchantments brought to life.

I did have a quibble with Bev. I don't understand how she and Colby ended up as best friends. That chemistry wasn't entirely apparent on the page, especially with Colby in love with Bev. Meg and Alexa did fit into their friendship group, though.
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Reading Progress

January 24, 2019 – Shelved
January 25, 2019 – Started Reading
January 25, 2019 – Shelved as: 4-stars
January 25, 2019 – Shelved as: anxiety
January 25, 2019 – Shelved as: mental-health
January 25, 2019 – Shelved as: music
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January 25, 2019 – Shelved as: genre-contemporary
January 25, 2019 – Shelved as: romance
January 25, 2019 – Shelved as: text-fiction
January 25, 2019 – Shelved as: target-young-adult
January 25, 2019 – Shelved as: published-2012
January 25, 2019 – Shelved as: format-audiobooks
January 25, 2019 – Shelved as: road-trip
January 25, 2019 – Shelved as: travel
January 25, 2019 – Shelved as: writers-american
January 25, 2019 – Shelved as: diverse-authors
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January 25, 2019 – Shelved as: realistic-fiction
January 25, 2019 – Shelved as: friendship
January 25, 2019 – Shelved as: separation
January 25, 2019 – Shelved as: sisters
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January 25, 2019 – Shelved as: vegetarian-characters
January 25, 2019 – Finished Reading

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