Friday, October 26, 2012
The Disenchantments, by Nina LaCour
However, on the first day on the road, Bev confesses that her plans have changed and that she's going to Art School in the fall instead. Naturally, this makes life on the road together a bit awkward and tense. As with all good road trip stories, there's plenty of discovery along the way. By the end, Colby figures it out and learns that often life just hands you random stuff.
It's a very dialogue-heavy book, without much of a narrative thrust. The plot just rolls along however it feels and the characters spend a lot of time talking. For this reason chiefly, the book never managed to grab me. It isn't that it was dull, but simply not very adventurous or ambitious.