Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday - Strings Attached

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine

Strings Attached by Judy Blundell
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publication Date:  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. (Summary from Amazon)

It's not a secret that I enjoy reading books that are set in New York, so when I saw that Judy Blundell's new book was about 1950s New York City and the Mob I knew I had to read it.  Also, I loved, loved, absolutely adored What I Saw and How I Lied, Ms. Blundell's first YA book, so I have high hopes for Strings Attached. 

What book are you eagerly waiting for on this Wednesday?


  1. I hadn't heard of this one, great pick! It sounds like a good one. =)

  2. I've had my eye on this one as well. I've been seeing it around a lot lately. Great pick!

  3. I saw this earlier today. My daughter loves this author! follower...I'm a youth librarian too! Woot!

    My WoW!

  4. This was my pick too. Love the setting and the summary has me totally engaged.

  5. Great pick! I'm seeing more and more of this one and a I get a little more excited for it every time:) I also see your reading Rot & Ruin, I'm really looking forward to that one as well!

  6. I really liked What I Saw and How I Lied and can't wait to read this one!

  7. ooh, you found the whole summary too!! I really liked What I saw and how i lied too. Sooo interesting and unique!

  8. Great pick! I hadn't heard of this one until today, and now I can't wait to read it.

  9. Ooohhh this sounds really good! I wonder what that favor is Nate makes Kit do... great choice this week!

  10. This sounds very intriguing. I haven't read a lot of books that take place in this time period.


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