Stalking Jack the Ripper

Book review by Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Teen dissects corpses to find killer in Victorian creepfest.

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age 13+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 9 reviews

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age 12+

Made it sound worse

There is nothing described graphically, from either a scientific standpoint, or from a love-interest standpoint. The romance is a sub-plot... Not the main plot of the story, and it doesn't ADVANCE the charactors... It just adds interest. The forensic aspect breifly described and I found nothing wrong with it at all. One of the best books I have ever read! Can't wait for BOOK #2! The only time it gets remotely risque is when it mentions that a girls uterus had been ripped out of her body. It is a good clean novel and I can't wait for the next book to come out.

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age 14+

Jack the Ripper Romanticized

Well I liked the book premise we did get a fair share of mystery, crime solving, uncovering murders and how all this affects a 19th century female interested in forensics...and also we're give a very realistic view of how forensics were beheld as a formidable science. This installment has the real body count and state of murders of Jack the Ripper but a lot of the book is concentrated on what the murders were saying in the the light of forensics. If was very interesting, but I must admit there wasn't much 'stalking' involved, which I'd highly expected when I picked this up. The characters were very well done and I liked the MAIN characters point of view of her life which marred with her society but it wasn't wrong, her relationships with her surrounding characters were a good one, they'll played a role (you know how in some books families are missing) in her life and in this story which made it all more better. However, I felt the book was skipping out on some aspects which made it feel rushed towards end, anyway it was enjoyable and provides a good look. into the 18th century London.

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