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The Name of the Star - Maureen Johnson
The Name of the Star
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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... show more
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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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780399256608 (0399256601)
ASIN: 399256601
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Pages no: 372
Edition language: English
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Bright and Shiny Shiny
Bright and Shiny Shiny rated it
5.0 The Name of the Star
I loved this book!!!!!The Name of the StarbyMaureen JohnsonRory has enough issues beingthe new American girl at herLondon boarding school whenshe ends up being the onlywitness in a Jack-the-Rippercopycat murder.Hide under the covers oneminute, funny the next-all I know is I'm so glad Maureen Johnson...
Confuzzled Books
Confuzzled Books rated it
4.0 The Name of the Star (Shades of London)
I wasn’t expecting so much fantasy from a Maureen Johnson book but I thoroughly enjoyed all the mystery and trills. I liked that I really didn’t know where the story was going. I thought that her third roommate was going to be a bad guy and it ends up going a totally different route with her. I a...
Always Doing
Always Doing rated it
4.0 The Name of the Star (Shades of London Series #1)
Wow, what a ride! A gripping, funny, steam train of a book that holds on and doesn't let go. Two quips knocked a star off -- Lack of depth... but I find this in nearly all YA novels, so whatever.- Heroine as bait. Maybe I'm over sensitive after watching The Vampire Diaries, but this is a plot dev...
Don't Be Afraid of the Dork
Don't Be Afraid of the Dork rated it
3.0
Format: Audio (CDs)Narrated By: Nicola BarberOriginal Publication Year: 2011Genre(s): YA, Urban Fantasy, MysterySeries: Shades of London (#1)Awards: Edgar Award Nominee for Best Young AdultRory Devereaux is a Louisiana teenager who gets an opportunity to spend her senior year of high school in Engla...
Fiona's Book Voyage
Fiona's Book Voyage rated it
5.0
This book was so good! I simply adored it. Having read Maureen Johnson before, I knew that this book would be well-written, but I was still a bit wary because it was a 'paranormal book' and I am usually not a fan of paranormal books. However, this one was simply fantastic! Rory is a Southern girl wh...
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