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Kate's To-Do List:

Go to rehab Befriend/spy on "It Girl" Write killer expose Land dream job

Piece of cake

When Kate Sandford lands an interview at her favorite music magazine, The Line, it's the chance of a lifetime. So Kate goes out to celebrate--and shows up still drunk to the interview the next morning. It's no surprise that she doesn't get the job, but her performance has convinced the editors that she'd be perfect for an undercover assignment for their gossip rag. All Kate has to do is follow "It Girl" Amber Sheppard into rehab. If she can get the inside scoop--and complete the thirty-day program--they'll reconsider her for the position at The Line. Kate takes the assignment, but when real friendships start to develop, she has to decide if what she has to gain is worth the price she'll have to pay.

Publisher: Toronto : HarperCollins, c2009
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9781554687589
1554687586
9781554687596
Branch Call Number: FIC McKen
Characteristics: 423 p

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behere
Dec 26, 2016

McKenzie does a good job of describing: highs and lows of addictions, procrastinations of a writer, conversations of two voices in your head, continuations of dreams, being able to take risks in personal relationships.

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LSheng
May 07, 2011

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Chick-lit-y, but definitely still with a strong central idea. Deals with a dark subject matter but is not cliched or feels like a lecturing. The ending was a little too perfect/happily-ever-after for my tastes, but story does get wrapped up nicely.

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blondtraillite
Aug 15, 2010

"Bridget Jones falling into a million little pieces" my butt, but I did really enjoy it. McKenzie gave a light touch to a serious topic (though I could have done with at least a little dark humour amongst the chick lit humour). I loved that romance was NOT the central thesis of the book and how it moved the plot through the everyday minutiae. It passed my 50 page hump test (if it isn't on track for the main plot by page 50, I might put it down - but by 50, Kate was in rehab! Love that) and I soon found myself searching for small moments to get a few more pages it. By page 350, I knew (of course) where it was going but I was still wondering "how is she going to get from here to there?"

This is a book that should define the chick lit genre: light doesn't have to mean trash.

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