Have you ever gotten caught up in something and before you knew it, things were out of control? What if circumstances were out of control before you were even aware, and your life unfortunately fell into place to line up in an unbelievably intricate plan of deception? Sound crazy? This is exactly the life Kit Corrigan finds herself living in Judy Blundell's Strings Attached.
Strings Attached lives up to its name. The main character, Kit, has been working through circumstances beyond her control her whole life. She is one of a set of triplets raised by a single father. Her mother died in childbirth and in the middle of the Great Depression, her father found the best way to avoid becoming completly destitute, was to capitalize on the cute factor of the three redheaded darlings under his care. Life in the spotlight appealed to Kit. Now it is 1950 and Kit is 16, and she is determined to work her way onto Broadway.
However, Kit doesn't just leave Providence, Rhode Island to find her big break. She leaves to escape the disasterous end of her relationship with Jimmy Benedict, son of famous mob lawyer, Nate Benedict. As you may have guessed, this isn't as easy as she would like for it to have been.
Kit finds herself in the middle of a mystery, a love triangle, and a mob hit. Strings Attached really packs a punch. It definitely kept me guessing the whole time. Give this one a try. Judy Blundell (aka Jude Watson) also wrote What I Saw and How I Lied and lots of other books.
*This book is probably best for older teens.