Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Strings Attached

by Judy Blundell

Kit Corrigan has dreamed about being on Broadway since she was little.  Now in New York, leaving her past behind her, she's working in a chorus line in an off-Broadway show just hoping to be discovered.  But when her ex-boyfriend's father shows up, offering her an apartment and a dream job working as a Lido dancer if she's make up with Billy.  But Kit soon realizes that making up with the boy she still loves isn't the only thing that Nate Benedict wants from her.  As rumors swirl about Nate's true occupation as lawyer to the mob, Kit finds herself caught up in more than she bargained for.

Blundell's book is a great historical piece about life in the 50's.  Kit is a hopeful young girl striking out in the world on her own, eager to leave family troubles behind her.  What she finds instead is that the things you try to leave behind never really stay where you want them.  It's a fun read with a bit of suspense that older tweens will like.

Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Level: 8th Grade

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