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The Name of the Star - Maureen Johnson The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson is about a high school girl from Louisiana going to school in London because her parents, college professors, go there to teach for a year.

The publisher's information says that Rory, the American in London, arrives just as a Jack the Ripper-like murder takes place. "Soon Rippermania takes hold of modern-day London, and the police are left with few leads and no witnesses. Except one. Rory spotted the man police believe to be the prime suspect. But she is the only one who saw him."

Although I like Johnson's writing, this subject just did not strike me as interesting. The laugh was on me when I started the book and literally could not put it down. There are many factors that make this a truly good read.

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