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Strings Attached

Judy Blundell

Hardcover

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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (2/28/2011)
Paperback (9/1/2012)
CD-Audio (3/1/2011)
Compact Disc (3/1/2011)

Spring 2011 Kids' Next List

“Teen runaway Kit has a job as a chorus girl at a nightclub, but not much else. She is approached by her ex-boyfriend's father, who may or may not have Mafia ties, and he asks her to do him a little favor. In exchange, he'll set her up in an apartment and get her a better job. No strings attached ... right? This stylish and chilling story which has everything going for it will keep teen readers hooked.”
— Jennifer Laughran, Oblong Books & Music, Rhinebeck, NY
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Description

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.


Praise For Strings Attached

Praise for What I Saw and How I Lied:

2008 National Book Award Winner—Young People's Literature

An ALA Best Book for Young Adults

Romantic Times Book Review 2008 Reviewers Choice Nominee

"Blundell navigates this multidimensional plotline with unique, well-developed characters and insightful dialogue." —School Library Journal, starred review

"A stylish, addictive brew." —Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Judy Blundell takes readers into the mind and heart of a teenager hungry for truth and afraid of what she might find." —The Washington Post

"An extraordinary story... Gripping." —The Wall Street Journal

"Blundell doesn't miss a step. This is a smart, complex story with a terrific mystery and brilliant characters. Set just after World War II, it captures the era with real pathos and an ugly dose of reality." —Romantic Times Magazine

"This beautifully written story is full of period detail, from a post-war New York City right out of Life magazine to a sleepy and sticky Florida courthouse, and its well-drawn and original characters spring to life on the page... this gripping novel would also make a top-notch read for adults." —Bookpage.com



Praise for What I Saw and How I Lied:

2008 National Book Award Winner—Young People's Literature

An ALA Best Book for Young Adults

Romantic Times Book Review 2008 Reviewers Choice Nominee

"Blundell navigates this multidimensional plotline with unique, well-developed characters and insightful dialogue." —School Library Journal, starred review

"A stylish, addictive brew." —Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Judy Blundell takes readers into the mind and heart of a teenager hungry for truth and afraid of what she might find." —The Washington Post

"An extraordinary story... Gripping." —The Wall Street Journal

"Blundell doesn't miss a step. This is a smart, complex story with a terrific mystery and brilliant characters. Set just after World War II, it captures the era with real pathos and an ugly dose of reality." —Romantic Times Magazine

"This beautifully written story is full of period detail, from a post-war New York City right out of Life magazine to a sleepy and sticky Florida courthouse, and its well-drawn and original characters spring to life on the page... this gripping novel would also make a top-notch read for adults." —Bookpage.com

Scholastic Press, 9780545221269, 320pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2011



About the Author

Judy Blundell's WHAT I SAW AND HOW I LIED is the 2008 winner of the National Book Award for Young People's Literature. As Jude Watson, she is the author of several titles in the New York Times bestselling 39 Clues series as well as the bestselling Star Wars: Last of the Jedi and Jedi Quest series. She lives in Katonah, New York.