The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson

the name of the star“Keep calm and carry on.
Also, stay in and hide because the Ripper is coming.”

Rory is way out of her element:  she’s from Middle-of-Nowhere, Louisiana, suddenly transplanted to a prestigious boarding school in London.  Nothing’s the same, and she’s starting to wonder when she’ll ever fit in. To make matters worse, Rory arrives in London just as the city is plagued by a series of horrific murders.  Strangely, the murders seem to be copies of those committed by Jack the Ripper, over a hundred years before.  Stranger still, the police have little evidence and no suspects.

Strangest of all, Rory saw the killer and no one else did. She’s not even sure that others can see him.  When Rory becomes the killer’s next target, she knows she has to take the matter in her own hands.  What she uncovers will surprise everyone-even me, a librarian who’s probably read every young adult ghost story out there.

Happy Reading!

If you like this book, you’ll love The Diviners by Libba Bray, and you’ll especially love Liv, Forever by Amy Talkington.

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