It’s Friday-day! (That’s how one of my students used to say Friday! So cute!) Every Friday I like to highlight a book trailer that has caught my attention. It may be an older trailer or one for an upcoming title, but I always look for trailer that I can use at school to promote books with my students.
This week’s trailer interested me primarily because I realized it’s for a new title by Judy Blundell, Strings Attached. I read her historical coming-of-age story, What I Saw and How I Lied and absolutely loved it, so I was excited to see another one that sounded similar.
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.
Now, checkout the trailer
I love the old-timey film noir feel of the trailer. Makes me want to read the book as soon as possible!