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...more
I had almost forgotten how much I could enjoy a book devoid of vampires, werewolves, dystopia and magic. Ms. Blundell’s Strings Attached was a fabulous reminder. This book is raw, stark and compelling, yet; oddly simple.
Most of the story takes place in New York City in the 1950s. Some of the events are real, albeit the timeline may be sligh ...more
Kit Corrigan is a 17-year old girl who is looking for a new life in NYC after a bad breakup with her troubled boyfriend Billy. Making a living as a performer on Broadway in 1950s is tough though. Kit c ...more
Rating: 3* of five (p66)
The Book 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 ...more
There are a couple of main problems with Strings Attached. The biggest is the characters - I didn't like or care about them. Kit, the lead, is interesting enough, but seems to drift through events with no real drive. I also didn't really understand her relationship with Billy, why it was so important to her, and whether, when so young, she could ...more
While this is set in 1950, Kit Corrigan is just like any 17 year old girl today. Except maybe a little more mature than your average 17 year old. Her heart is broken, both by her boyfriend and her family. She packs up her things and moves to New York City with ...more
This is a complex tale of two generations of family and friends whose choices spread themselves from one generation to the next creating sorrow and passion. It's about an I ...more
Full: I'll admit, Strings Attached wasn't in my 'priority' pile. But then I saw a Tweet from Literaticat, saying she enjoyed it. My interest was peaked, so I decided to pick it up. I went in cold turkey, which is more fun in my opinion. Wow. What a gem.
Normally I read books with paranormal elements, but it's refreshing to read things that are in the "normal world".
Kit Corrigan is an aspiring actress, singer, and dancer from ...more
In the fall of 1950 in NYC, so much changes for Kit Corrigan. She has dropped out of high school in Providence and started a career of dancing and acting. When she ends things with hot-head Billy, he joins the army as war gears up in North Korea. Billy's father, lawyer Nate Benedict, appears just as things are looking grim--chorus part in a Broadway show ending soon and the couch she's renting getti ...more
After a horrific fight with her family and boyfriend, Kit Corrigan drops out of school and decides to leave home and pursue her dreams of becoming a star on the Broadway stage, but luck has not been ...more
Readers are quickly introduced to 17-year-old Kit Corrigan. It's fall of 1950, and she has recently arrived in New York City with the hopes of making it big on Broadway. It is not like she has no background. She and he ...more
The premise of Strings Attached does not do the book justice. This book packed a lot of punch! It definitely surprised me, I was not expecting to enjoy this book as much as I did. There was a twist and turn around every corner, making me fly ...more
Vivacious, talented Kit Corrigan quits school at 17 and moves to New York to pursue a career in the theatre after breaking up with her boyfriend Billy, whose jealousy led him to beat up a man for dancing with her. Billy’s estranged fath ...more
Kit is on the one hand very mature to be able to handle life alone in New York. But at the same time sh ...more
Kit Corrigan, only 16 broke off with her boyfriend, Billy in an act of self-preservation and left her family for her in dancing in New York. As Kit learns about the
life of a show girl we do too. With no pl ...more
While a enjoyed this piece of historical fiction I had major problems with th ...more
Kit Corrigan is a girl a reader can relate to. She wants so desperately to pursue her dream of dancing on Broadway that she will do anything to get there. Soon she is involved over her head with Nate Benedict–mob lawyer and father ...more
Judy Blundell has written books for middle grade, young adult, and adult readers under several pseudonyms. Her novel, Premonitions, was an ALA Reluctant Readers Best Picks and was chosen by the New York Public Library as a 2004 Best Books for the Teen Age. Among her forthcoming projects is Book #4 in the New York Times bestselling series, The 39 Clues. Judy Blundell ...more