If Bridget Jones’s Diary and High Fidelity had a literary baby, the result would be Spin. A funny heroine and plentiful music references make this book a stand out. McKenzie’s tale of girls gone wild and gone to rehab is ripped straight from the latest tabloid headlines and will keep readers intrigued to the very last page.
When Kate Sandford screws up the job opportunity of a lifetime by showing up at the interview still drunk after a night of partying, she thinks all is lost. Then a gossip magazine offers Kate an undercover assignment: enter rehab to spy on a popular actress. If Kate gets the dirt, she’ll get the job she wanted at the music magazine. Kate becomes friends with the actress she is supposed to betray and begins to realize that maybe she really needed to be in rehab herself. Can Kate keep her new friend and get the job? (HARPER, Feb., 432 pp., $14.99)