Great book, but for mature kids+teens
The Name Of The Star is about a girl named Rory, who arrives in London to attend a boarding school called Wexford when a series of Jack The Ripper copycat murders start happening across the city. I was enthralled by the plot setup immediately and couldn’t stop reading this. The book has a great twist that will be unexpected and adds some tension to the book. If you like this book it is part of a series of 3 or 4 books. Also, Maureen Johnson has a new book called Truly Devious I would definitely recommend. Although there was some (legal) drinking by kids under 21, some suggestive material, and gory scenes that would be inappropriate and probably scary for children under 11, I would say that this book is pretty clean for a young adult novel. Overall, this is a very good book and I recommend it.
This title contains:
Positive role models
Violence & scariness