Teen Book Review

The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson

Rating 4

Reviewed by Ty, Corporate Parkway TAB

"When Louisiana-born Rory moves miles away to a London Boarding school, she's prepared for the homesickness, the uniforms, the mandatory sports, and the loads of homework. What she's not prepared for are the brutal Jack the Ripper style killings that rock the city upon her arrival. The new victims match descriptions of the originals and are killed on the same day at the same time. Since the crimes can be predicted, the entirety of London waits in suspense for the next death. A security camera inexplicably captures one of the murders, but not the killer, on film, leaving the police with no leads.
After Rory nearly chokes in the schools cafeteria, she discovers a shocking new ability.
When the Ripper selects Rory as his next victim, she must race against the clock to discover his identity and a way to stop him...but what if she's the only one who can see him?
This supernatural thriller has the perfect blend of suspense and fantasy, creating an electrifying lead. It grabs you from page one and doesn't let go 'till the end! We're just glad there's a sequel!"

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