Saturday, January 14, 2012
Spin by Catherine McKenzie
Spin is about Kate Standford, aspiring music journalist and (unknown to herself) an alcoholic. The day before her 30th birthday she discovers that her favorite music magazine has an opening position. Still pretending to be apart of the college crowd, she decides to celebrate too much and blows her interview with a bad hangover. The magazine decides to give her an unusual second chance. Kate must go into rehab and do an exclusive story on another rehab patient- young celebrity starlet named Amber. If she succeeds, Kate gets the job. If she doesnt, Kate has to pay for her rehab. Kate jumps at the chance, thinking this will be a piece of cake. Boy was she wrong.
I loved this book. Spin got me out of a serious readers block. The moment I started, I couldnt put it down. It did remind me just a little of the Sandra Bullock movie "28 Days" but of course the plot was different. It had good humor, swoon moments, and also enlightening. The writing was fast paced and kept my interest throughout the entire book.
I highly recommend this book and will be looking for more from Catherine McKenzie
I had the pleasure of reading this galley via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.