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Story Rating: 3.5 out of 5
In this funny and touching novella, Catherine McKenzie returns to the story of Amber Sheppard, It Girl and celebrity train wreck from McKenzie's reader-favourite novel, Spin.
Life has been rough for starlet Amber since leaving rehab. She's been two years sober, but no one seems to believe her -- not the gossip media, not casting agents, and most certainly not her spotlight-loving parents. With her friendships ruined by betrayal and her career at a standstill, Amber's just trying to get her life back on track. It doesn't help that her former love, movie star Connor Parks, keeps trying to draw Amber back in, not just to their relationship but to his hard-partying ways. One fateful night, Amber breaks down and agrees to join him on board his private jet as it readies for take-off -- a decision that will change her life forever and expose her to a whole new level of scrutiny and heartbreak.
This is the second book of the Spin series by author Catherine McKenzie. If you haven't read Spin, like I didn't, McKenzie does a wonderful job at creating a story where you are not at all lost with it's characters that she wrote about in her first book. She takes us behind the scenes of what may happen in stars lives. McKenzie wrote this just like the real people we read about today. You'll come to cheer on Amber, hoping for the best after she makes a decision to take her life back.
Spun is a short and entertaining story that I think you will love, for young adults and adults, who like that Hollywood gossip! I know I did!
Reviewed by Detra