Sunday, March 11, 2012

Quick Review: Spin

(from amazon):
Kate's To-Do List:
  1. Go to rehab
  2. Befriend/spy on "It Girl"
  3. Write killer expose
  4. Land dream job
Piece of cake!
When Kate Sandford lands an interview at her favorite music magazine, The Line, it's the chance of a lifetime. So Kate goes out to celebrate—and shows up still drunk to the interview the next morning. It's no surprise that she doesn't get the job, but her performance has convinced the editors that she'd be perfect for an undercover assignment for their gossip rag. All Kate has to do is follow "It Girl" Amber Sheppard into rehab. If she can get the inside scoop—and complete the thirty-day program—they'll reconsider her for the position at The Line. Kate takes the assignment, but when real friendships start to develop, she has to decide if what she has to gain is worth the price she'll have to pay.

My Review:
I liked it! It was fluffy and predictable and just the thing I needed. Kate or Katie, whichever, is a fun loving gal that I think almost anyone could relate to. Going out is fun. Going out and drinking can be fun. It's just sometimes hard for some people so see when they have reached their limit.

For Katie, there is no limit. She's either drunk or she's not having fun. This lands her right smack in the middle of the WORST job interview ever! What makes it even more horrific is it's a job interview for her DREAM job! Unprepared and still drunk from last night, she bombs big time! Luckily, the company also runs a gossip magazine that needs some inside scoop on a celebrity that's just checked into rehab! What person do they tag to go in undercover? Why that drunk chick that showed up to interview for a job! That's who! 

That's the set up. Spin is rather far fetched but it's got a sweet heart. It's also got very solid characters and good writing. Catherine McKenzie has a great mind for storytelling and while Spin isn't a totally new concept, it still reads with freshness. Prepare for fluff. Prepare to laugh. Prepare to enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Just added to my to-read list! I'm okay with far-fetched. Sometimes it's nice to escape into that kind of thing :)


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