Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: Strings Attached by Judy Blundell

Strings Attached by Judy Blundell (Published by Scholastic, March 1, 2011)

From National Book Award winner Judy Blundell, the tale of a sixteen-year-old girl caught in a mix of love, mystery, Broadway glamour, and Mob retribution in 1950 New York.
When Kit Corrigan arrives in New York City, she doesn't have much. She's fled from her family in Providence, Rhode Island, and she's broken off her tempestuous relationship with a boy named Billy, who's enlisted in the army.
The city doesn't exactly welcome her with open arms. She gets a bit part as a chorus girl in a Broadway show, but she knows that's not going to last very long. She needs help--and then it comes, from an unexpected source.
Nate Benedict is Billy's father. He's also a lawyer involved in the mob. He makes Kit a deal--he'll give her an apartment and introduce her to a new crowd. All she has to do is keep him informed about Billy . . . and maybe do him a favor every now and then.
As she did in her National Book Award-winning What I Saw and How I Lied, Judy Blundell traps readers in a web of love, deceit, intrigue, and murder. The result? One stunner of a novel.

Sounds like a really unique YA historical novel, with some mystery/suspense too!


Alison Can Read said...

I didn't like What I Saw And How I Lied that much - couldn't finish it, but I recently heard an interview with Blundell and want to give her another try. I was surprised to realize that she often writes under a pseudonym.
Alison Can Read

Susan said...

This is one of my favorite authors (under whichever name she uses.) I'm eager for this book to come out!

Vicky Alvear Shecter said...

Very interesting premise! I will definitely check it out.

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