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Riley Keough and Sam Claflin in Daisy Jones and the Six
Riley Keough and Sam Claflin in Daisy Jones and the Six
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Three Scenes from Daisy Jones & the Six I Wish Were Included in the Adaptation

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at FSU chapter.

I was highly anticipating the release of the Amazon Prime Video adaptation of Daisy Jones & the Six. It is the first book I recommended to my friends and family. I told them that the book changed my life and I have never read anything like it. Taylor Jenkins Reid is one of my favorite authors, and knowing she was heavily involved with this adaptation made me hopeful. I have not been entirely disappointed with the eight episodes so far, and I enjoyed them. As a die-hard book fan, however, I can’t help but point out what is missing.  

The Numbers Tour 

In the book, after Billy comes home from rehab and reunites with his family, the band returns to the studio to record “Seven, Eight, Nine.” On this album, the song “Honeycomb,” is where the introduction of Daisy Jones to The Six occurred. Unlike the show, they toured twice during the numbers tour due to the success of “Honeycomb” and Daisy being up and coming. She opened for The Six on this tour. During the tour, the book further developed what Daisy and Billy had and it showed how she became a member of The Six.  

How the song “Aurora” came to be 

The song “Aurora” in the book was the only song Daisy agreed to record of Billy’s that they did not write together. The song was about his wife, Camila, and he explained why beautifully. This was missing from the show. Not only was there no scene on how “Aurora” came to be and why, but it is also still the album’s title, which I feel is very significant and that it was also crucial to the Billy-Camila relationship and how Daisy impacted that.  

Camila and Daisy’s Final Conversation  

After their final performance, the band members were in shambles. Camila found Daisy (a mess) in the hotel hallway and invited her into her room. I was hopeful that this scene would play on the screen, but they chose a different route to end the Camila-Daisy relationship. I was in tears when I read this final conversation in the book, and it ripped my heart open. Taylor Jenkins Reid created this narrative of understanding women in love with the same man and a man who loves two women. Having them openly talk about it genuinely, knowing exactly what is going on and what needs to happen for all parties to come out of this happy… broke me.  

The casting is excellent, and the factor that the actors turned themselves into musicians while still focusing on their roles is commendable. You can tell when watching, and I applaud that passion for the work. If I was watching the show and never read the book, I would have no notes. But this book is one of my favorites! Of course, I am being picky! Overall, this is one of the best TV and book adaptations I have seen in a while. And though all of the scenes I desired were not included, I was still in tears at the show’s end.  

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Is a junior at FSU studying Editing, Writing, and media!