What a fun read! It's not that there isn't angst and deep or serious issues threaded in and out of SPIN, but more that the author didn't weigh the novel down with those "issues," instead opting to keep the tone light, which I appreciated. I rooted for the MC, Kate - who self-denies her way into a hole, that is, until circumstances force her to face up to that denial and dig her way out, dirtied and spitting.
The beginning pages of SPIN show an immature and careless Kate, one who doesn't seem to want to grow up. All Kate wants is to "land her dream job" - but she even sabotages that, just as she does her relationships, and her friendships. When her "self-sabotage" leads her, in a strange kind of backward way, back to her dream job, she jumps at the chance--even if that means a little lying (or a lot of lying) and a little pretending (or a lot of pretending!) and losing respect and friendships . . . little does Kate know the tables will turn and she will find out things about herself while searching to find out the "scoop" on an unsuspecting celebrity.
Humorous, fun, at times intense, witty, charming, and poignant, SPIN kept me turning the pages.
There were times I asked, "Hmmm, could this really happen? I'm not so sure . . ." but then I thought, "Who cares?" for if the author makes me believe in her world, then I believe. I was willing to follow wherever Kate (and Mckenzie) led me. At the end of the book, I had a big ole grin plastered -- although, I did hate to say goodbye to these characters I grew to care about and enjoy spending time with.
One other caveat: It's a shame this book isn't available in the states - I had to order through Amazon Canada - the shipping costs were almost as high as the cost of the book - I can see where this could deter sales, and, again, that would be a shame.