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The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
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Aug 27, 2012

it was ok
bookshelves: historical-fiction, european-history, europe, mystery, contemporary, series, romance, read-in-2012
Read from August 04 to 27, 2012

2.5

Zzzz

The whole time I was reading this novel, it read like Maureen Johnson got cocky with her abilities as a writer and the whole story was a self indulgence for her quirkiness and ultra hip references to Harry Potter and Morrissey. It was missing the emotional connection of her previous novels and it just felt like a literary flexing of the muscles that didn't exist. Also this could have worked as a stand alone novel since most of the main central conflicts were resolved and stretching it out is just a quick money grab, nothing more.
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