The Disenchantments

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A rich tapestry that will make readers confident that they are in the hands of a master storyteller. Hauntingly beautiful. –Kirkus Reviews, starred review

 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, starred review

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, starred review

There are many reasons this book should be on your radar. Author Nina LaCour (Hold Still) has created a road trip so realistic you’ll end up with leg cramps from sitting in the van so long. –Heather Seggel, BookPage

This is a story about self-discovery and figuring out who you are and where you need to be in the big scheme of things. It is not flashy or fluffy; it is just really good writing. –VOYA, starred review

This is about the inside and outside of characters, the past and future of their lives—and it is astonishing. –Booklist, starred review

This breathless novel celebrates the magic that results from spontaneity and the simple joy of an open road, a few good friends, and a limitless future. –Horn Book

This rare novel dares to voice the certainty of growing up: that it is hard to do and that some decisions cannot be unmade. A beautiful way to start any momentous summer. –Library Journal


A YALSA 2013 BFYA Book

A PW Best Summer Book 2012 (Staff Pick)

Kirkus Best Teen Book of 2012

2013 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults List

2013 TAYSHAS High School Reading Master List