Spun [NOOK Book]

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In this funny and touching novella, bestselling author 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, ...

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Overview

In this funny and touching novella, bestselling author 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.

“Short, sharp, sophisticated, you'll want to read it all in one breath. Spun is the next best thing, and should vault Catherine McKenzie to the top of the charts again, right where she belongs.”—Gwendolen Gross, bestselling author of When She Was Gone

“I’ve loved everything Catherine McKenzie has ever written, but this one tops them all. The voice is lively, the dialogue is snappy, and the pace is perfect. Spun is a story I’ll read over and over.”—Tracey Garvis Graves, New York Times bestselling author of On the Island and Covet

“For anyone who read Spin and wondered, ‘What happened next?’ Spun is a short story that is long on compelling, believable drama. An arresting tale that pits impulse against intellect and desire against need, Spun explores the importance of caring as much about tomorrow as today. Its suspenseful conclusion will make your hold your breath through the very end. I loved it.”—Therese Walsh, author of The Moon Sisters and The Last Will of Moira Leahy

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781443436472
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Canada
  • Publication date: 4/29/2014
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 150
  • Sales rank: 141,347
  • File size: 832 KB

Meet the Author

Catherine McKenzie was born and raised in Montreal, where she practices law. A graduate of McGill University and McGill Law School, she is the author of the bestsellers Hidden, Forgotten, Spin and Arranged, which has also been made into a short film.

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  • Posted June 21, 2014

    Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings The star that K

    Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings

    The star that Katie followed to rehab to get the inside scoop narrates this novella that takes place after the first book ends; after they left rehab.  Amber is trying to pick up the pieces and really move on as a starlet must do when they are overcoming some personal speed bumps, but a major tragedy hits and she must reevaluate everything.

    I loved reading this one right after read the first - Spin (review was up an hour ago).  Katie told the full story in the first book and I agree with the author taking Amber's voice because I think Katie's story was complete in the first book.  I wouldn't have minded if this novella had gotten the full version treatment and a whole story told through Amber's point of view.

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  • Posted April 29, 2014

    Review This is a short sequel to the novel Spin. Spin was the f

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    This is a short sequel to the novel Spin. Spin was the first book by Catherine Mckenzie I ever read. I loved it!! Spun is just as fabulous. Except it is too SHORT!!
    I love how the characters react to life’s inconsistencies. The emotions are so true to life. The reader just wants to help guide them along and keep them on the straight and narrow.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2014

    Excellent!! Keeps you turning pages.

    Excellent!! Keeps you turning pages.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2014

    great novella!!

    great novella!!

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  • Posted April 29, 2014

    This was a wonderful novella. Catherine Mckenzie did a fabulous

    This was a wonderful novella. Catherine Mckenzie did a fabulous job with all the characters. You really wanted short story to continue. It was way too short!!! Great Read!!!

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  • Posted April 29, 2014

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    Fabulous sequel to SPIN  In the many months since her stint in

    Fabulous sequel to SPIN 

    In the many months since her stint in rehab, actress Amber Sheppard has not had things easy. She's kept clean but none of that seems to matter. The paparazzi are always watching, waiting for her to fall back into her old ways. Even the casting agents doubt her. And then there's Connor Parks. After all they've been through - all the ups and downs, the fights, the breakups, the make ups - Amber just can't let him go. And so, after months of pleading via email and text, Amber breaks down and agrees to meet him. In just one instant everything changes for Amber... and Connor, making the former Girl Next Door again the center of attention as everyone waits to see what will happen next.

    SPUN packs a wallop for such a short read! While it's easy to sympathize with Amber in SPIN, SPUN offers up a chance to see things from her perspective. Kate and Henry do make appearances but this time Amber is the real star of the show. And oh did I love her! Gone is the petulant young actress dead set on being difficult. In her place is a new, more mature Amber who has already started to learn the error of her ways and still longs for more. More stability, more trust from those around her, more respect in the industry.

    And without giving too much away to you, potential reader, McKenzie doesn't make it easy on her.

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