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The name of the star

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Author:  Maureen Johnson

The day Louisiana teenager Rory Deveaux arrives in London marks a memorable occasion. For Rory, it's the start of a new life at a London boarding school. But for many, this will be remembered as the day a series of brutal murders broke out across the city, gruesome crimes mimicking the horrific Jack the Ripper events of more than a century ago.

Soon "Rippermania" takes hold of modern-day London, and the police are left with few leads and no witnesses. Except one. Rory spotted the man police believe to be the prime suspect. But she is the only one who saw him. Even her roommate, who was walking with her at the time, didn't notice the mysterious man. So why can only Rory see him? And more urgently, why has Rory become his next target? In this edge-of-your-seat thriller, full of suspense, humor, and romance, Rory will learn the truth about the secret ghost police of London and discover her own shocking abilities.

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Mar 07,2012

For me, this was one of those books I just could not bring myself to put down.

The Name of the Star follows Rory Deveaux, an American teenager from Louisiana as she attends her senior year at a London boarding school. Her arrival in England coincides with the begining of a series of gruesome murders by what appears to be a Jack the Ripper copycat.

Written from Rory's point of view, The Name of the Star is a brilliantly written, witty and emotional. A very good read.

Feb 28,2012

The name of the star is an excellent novel filled with intuige and suspense, I would recommend to anyone. Maureen Johnson may have outdone herself this time.


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