The Name of the Star [Shades of London]

By Johnson, Maureen

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ISBN
978-0-39925-660-8
Publisher
Putnam


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on September 1, 2011

Gr 7 Up—Rory, 17, leaves rural Louisiana and enrolls in a British boarding school. Her arrival coincides with the emergence of a new terror in London: a murderer mimicking the 1888 grisly killings by Jack the Ripper. As she reports to officials her knowledge of events leading up to these gruesome deaths, she reaches the startling realization the she can see individuals not observed by others or picked up with electronic surveillance: Rory can see ghosts. She recognizes the one who poses as a mo...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on November 1, 2011

Upon arriving in London from Louisiana for the school year, high-school senior Rory is told that someone "pulled a Jack the Ripper" the night before. She assumes the phrase is some quaint British colloquialism she has yet to learn, not an actual reference to a gruesome murder committed on the same date—August 31—and in the same location. The smart, breezy, self-depreca...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2011

Arriving in London for the school year, Rory is told that someone "pulled a Jack the Ripper." Soon after, Rory start...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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