JUNE/JULY PICK – Spin

Katie Sandford has just gotten an interview at her favourite music magazine, The Line. It’s the chance of a lifetime. So what does she do? Goes out to celebrate — and shows up still drunk at the interview. No surprise, she doesn’t get the job, but the folks at The Line think she might be perfect for another assignment for their sister gossip rag. All Katie has to do is follow It Girl Amber Sheppard into rehab. If she can get the inside scoop (and complete the 30-day program without getting kicked out), they’ll reconsider her for the job at The Line.

Katie takes the job. But things get complicated when real friendships develop, a cute celebrity handler named Henry gets involved, and Katie begins to realize she may be in rehab for a reason. Katie has to make a decision — is publishing the article worth everything she has to lose?



Summary source: http://www.harpercollins.ca/books/Spin-Catherine-Mckenzie/?isbn=9781554687589

This book was nice and fun and a good choice for a “summer read.”  It was more “fluff” than substance – the author never delves too deeply into why some of the characters are in rehab or why they do what they do, but about halfway through, you begin to learn more about the main character, Katie, and some of her own struggles – which brings this book to a higher level.  In talking with a fellow book club member, we were in agreement that this novel would translate well to the Big Screen and would provide for a fun Girl’s Night Out at the movies.

The author is Canadian – so that’s also a plus in my opinion 😉

Recommendation: Borrow this book from the library or have a good friend loan it to you (Thanks Tara!)