Spin

Overview

High Plains Book Award — Finalist, Young Adult • MYRCA Northern Lights Award — Shortlisted

An aspiring teenage DJ must learn how to navigate life when people find out that she's the daughter of a famous singer.

Fifteen-year-old Delilah “Dizzy” Doucette lives with her dad and brother above their vintage record store, The Vinyl Trap. She’s learning how to spin records from her brother’s best friend, and she’s getting pretty good. But behind her bohemian life, Dizzy and her family have a secret: her mom is the megafamous singer Georgia Waters. When this secret is revealed to the world, Dizzy’s life spins out of control. She must decide what is most important to her — the family she has or the family she wants.

Awards

Short-listed
High Plains Book Award, Young Adult Category
2020
Short-listed
MYRCA Northern Lights Award
2021
Commended
CCBC’s Best Books for Kids and Teens, Starred Selection (Spring 2020)
2020

Reviews

A fun and fast read for those looking for stories about family and celebrity.

School Library Journal

Nelson captures the human condition with great conviction…Spin is a fast-paced, emotionally charged read, with just the right amount of behind-the-music melodrama.

Quill & Quire

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