The Disenchantments

by Nina Lacour

The Disenchantments

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Colby's post-high school plans have long been that he and his best friend Beth would tour with her band, then spend a year in Europe, but when she announces that she will start college just after the tour, Colby struggles to understand why she changed her mind and what losing her means for his future.

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Finally, for this summer feature, a novel of summer, specifically that supremely transformative summer after high school graduation. Bev and Colby had a definite post-high school plan: Tour with Bev's (not very good) band for the summer, then take a gap year in Europe. But as they're setting off on the road, Bev reveals that she's changed their plans by applying to college. The tour is booked, the band is waiting and Colby has no choice but to serve as roadie for his best friend and crush

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