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Friday, March 28, 2014

The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson

Reviewed By: A.T.
Imagine being uprooted from your home in America (Louisiana to be exact) and plopped in a boarding school in London, all because of your parents job. In a different country, no friends, you have a "funny" accent, and you have no idea what field hockey is let alone how to play it! That is the story of Aurora Deveaux, aka Rory, and how she ended up at Wexford. Now throw in a near death experience, a serial killer, and a ghost, and you have all the makings of a great paranormal thriller! And did I mention the serial killer is a copy cat Jack the Ripper? Once you pick up this book you won't be able to put it down.
Why I Picked it Up: I love books set in England, and ghosts and serial killers, so this book was right up my alley!
Why I Finished It: Since it was a suspenseful thriller, I had to read to the end, plus it was a great twist that left me wanting more! Hello new series!
I’d Give this Book To: Anyone who likes suspenseful, paranormal thrillers, and series. Bonus if you like books that are set in England!

**Librarian Side Note** If you like listening to audio books, I highly recommend this one. The narrator does a great job with Rory's southern accent and the other characters English ones.

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