Spinning Out by David Stahler Jr.

Spinning Out
David Stahler Jr
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Release Date: May 4, 2011
Pages: 288
Source: Publisher

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-

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11 Responses to Spinning Out by David Stahler Jr.

  1. Lisa says:

    I love that this book is about guys theater. I haven't read much about that topic and loving the theater myself I'm glad David Stahler Jr. filled that deficient.

  2. Julie says:

    Wow! Your review has definitely made me want to read this book! Thanks for the great review, and for your enthusiasm for this book :)

    jwitt33 at live dot com


  3. Lisa Richards/alterlisa says:

    I don't think I've ever read about guys theater. Must check this out further.


    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

  4. Nancye says:

    This sounds like a fun book! Sounds like one I would enjoy.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  5. Casey says:

    I've not heard of this book yet. Sounds interesting tho.

  6. Emily says:

    It is great that this novel is about theater/plays. It is so different from other novels. The characters are memorable. I would recommend this novel to theater lovers.

  7. Ronyka7 says:

    ok, if you keep reading and reviwing good books I am going to be broke, =), defenitly on my list for ebooks, hope that is on ebook.

  8. Danielle (Overflowing Shelf) says:

    DON QUIXOTE! I love Don Quixote. Just have to say that.

  9. Kailia Sage says:

    It sounds really good! Great review too!

  10. We Fancy Books says:

    I was actually looking for this review since i've read the author interview. i like the synopsis and your review will have to check this one out

  11. Lovely says:

    spinning out hmm the title seems good, cover is a so so, blurb doens't really impress me or anything tho since you rated it 4.5 then ill definitely have to have this on my tbr list

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