Review : The Name of Star by Maureen Johnson

“Jack the Ripper is back, and he’s coming for Rory next….
Louisiana teenager Rory Deveaux arrives in London to start a new life at boarding school just as a series of brutal murders mimicking the horrific Jack the Ripper killing spree of more than a century ago has broken out across the city. The police are left with few leads and no witnesses. Except one. Rory spotted the man believed to be the prime suspect. But she is the only one who saw him – the only one who can see him. And now Rory has become his next target…unless she can tap her previously unknown abilities to turn the tables.” (Goodreads)

Oh, that was such a fun book. It has everything i enjoy :
– interesting story. Boarding school, ghost, jack the ripper? C’mon! What more can we ask for! Umm, maybe if it was set in London, oh wait! It is! Perfect.
-great characters. Our main character Rory is amazing. She’s fun and smart. I love her voice, it was refreshing. Her sense of humor is brillant. The side characters were also very fascinating. They add so much fun to a dark story. Rory relationship with all of them is a+.
– good writing. I always enjoy Maureen Johnson’s writing. Her way of picturing London is perfect, made me feel like i was there. She made me travel with her words and i loved the trip.
I will be reading the next book in the series!

The Name of the star : 4/5


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