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The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
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bookshelves: 2011, paranormal, mystery, youngadult, boarding-school

Rory is an American teenager beginning her senior year as a new student in a London boarding school. Unfortunately, she arrives the same day that someone starts re-creating the Jack the Ripper murders. Rory becomes tied up in the case as the only witness, and things turn dangerous.

I read the first 78 pages in a preview, and then couldn't wait to get my hands on the rest of the book while I waited for it to come out. Maureen Johnson's witty one-liners made me laugh out loud several times, and it's easy to get attached to the characters. The mystery is good, too. After I thought it was all over, I was surprised by the very end with the lead into the next book. (view spoiler) I can't wait for the series to progress, but MJ says on Twitter that she's not releasing the next one until everyone reads the first one, so get on it!
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Kathy Wheeler Funny -- I was just looking at getting this book.


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