Spin the Sky by Jill MacKenzie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
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Spin The Sky by Jill MacKenzie is an amazing book!
Summary from Goodreads:
Magnolia Woodson wants nothing more than to get her and her sister, Rose, out of the pitifully small, clamming-obsessed Oregon town that hates them—she just doesn’t know how. Forced to put up with the snide comments and hateful looks the townspeople throw at them, Mags thinks she’s destined to pay for the horrible, awful thing her mom did—and that she’s left her and Rose to deal with—until the day she dies.
But when a nationwide televised dance competition posts tryouts in nearby Portland, Mags’s best friend, George, says they have to go and audition. Not only have they spent the past fourteen years of their lives dancing side-by-side, dreaming of a day just like this, but also it could be Mags’s chance of a lifetime—a chance to win the grand-prize money and get her and Rose out of Summerland, a chance to do the thing she loves most with everyone watching, a chance to show the town that she’s not—and has never been—a “no-good Woodson girl,” like her mother. But will the competition prove too steep? And will Mags be able to retain her friendship with George as they go head-to-head in tryouts? Mags will have to learn that following her dreams may mean changing her life forever.
I really loved the whole concept of this book. The dance part was so interesting, and it made me root for Mags. Any books with competitions and TV are up my alley, so this was great.
Despite the kind of trivial setting, this book is also surprisingly deep. It is about a girl who's mom killed someone. She got this teenage girl hooked on drugs until she died, and the made the whole town turn on her. Mags keeps feeling like she has to care about what the people think about her. She thinks they can control her live.
The drama in this book was amazingly huge. There were these scenes between Mags and her best friend George, and also scenes about drama scattered throughout.
I really liked the characters, and how everyone had two sides to them. Jill MacKenzie does a good job creating realistic characters.
This book started out slow. I couldn't put the book down from like 40% through on. I am glad I didn't, because it was all worth it in the end. The ending was amazing and kind of sad.
There were so many feelings in this book. I couldn't stop my emotions while reading it. There were some points where I was laughing in my head, others where I was inwardly screaming and crying.
Overall, this is a great book about the reality of a reality TV show.
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