David Stahler Jr
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Release Date: May 4, 2011
Rating: 4.5 stars
High school senior Frenchy has little ambition beyond hanging out at the smoking rock until his best friend, the ever-witty and conniving Stewart, gets him to try out for Man of la Mancha. To everyone’s surprise, the guys are a hit. But when Stewart’s antics begin to grow more obsessive he wears his costume 24/7, freaks out about little details, and displays an incessant hatred of the high-tech windmills outside of town Frenchy worries that there’s something deeper going on. Is Stewart spiraling into madness, just like Don Quixote? And can Frenchy battle through his own demons in time to save his friend from self-destruction before it’s too late?
Spinning Out was a super fun read that I just devoured. I fell in the love with the characters and loved Stahler’s writing style.
Spinning Out was a really well written book. The dialogue especially was a lot of fun. I loved the banter between Kaela and Frenchy. I loved how the windmills tied in so much, I loved that they are on the cover as well.
I’m a huge theater geek, so I loved the plot. I have had my share of days like “Hell Saturday” so it was a lot of fun to see all those things happen for the characters. The characters added so much to the plot. Kaela was definitely my favorite character of the book. I really liked her personality. Stewart got on my nerves from time to time, but I think that is all part of his charm .
I would definitely recommend this one. It was a touching story that was very thought provoking.
Cover Rating: B-