Author: Maureen Johnson

Book Review 90: The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson

Book Review 90: The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson

After reading and talking up Silk by Chris Karlsen, The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson came highly recommended to me. It is different spin on the Jack the Ripper murders set in modern day London where someone is replicating the Ripper murders in detail and can’t be seen on CCTV. Creepy! Within 30 pages, I knew that Rory, the story’s heroine, was one of my new book BFFs.I decided to deflect her attitude by giving a long Southern answer. I come from people who know how to draw things out. Annoy a Southern, and we will drain away the moments of your life with our slow, detailed replies until you are nothing but a husk of your former self and that much closer to death. Rory doesn’t take any guff from her British classmates. While she does stick out like a sore thumb, she doesn’t hide. She shares her differences and love of Cheese Whiz with her classmates openly. It was refreshing to have a main female character embrace her differences and flaunt them. I wanted to be more like Rory in almost every way! The details of the Ripper murders happen quite quickly as the replicated murders […]

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