Seventeen-year-old Eden Jewel is a retired top-ranked figure skater. Retired. That’s the nice word they give to has-beens who peak too early and then have to watch the competition surpass them. So, while her best friends continue to train in Colorado, Eden moves back to Upstate New York, to a home she hasn’t lived in for years.
When she was skating, Eden’s life was ruled by routine but now, everything is changing. She is back in a regular school for the first time since she was 11. And everyone is talking about college, something she never considered when she thought her future would be focused on competitions and shows. She has to get to know her 3-year-old brother who cries every time she gets near him because, well, she’s basically a stranger. Plus, she needs to fix the impact her time away had on her cousin and sister since neither can even bring themselves to look her in the eye.
Eden must also come to terms with how little attention she paid to her family while she was so focused on skating. How did she not even consider how much everyone sacrificed to pay the bills? How had she not realized that her “Aunt” Stella wasn’t just her Grandmother’s best friend, but that they’d been in love for years? SPUN tells the story of Eden’s first few months back home, as she struggles to reconnect and adjust to new routines and relationships. Ultimately, she finds something she never even knew she wanted – skating plus a real, full life outside of the rink.