Iris even joins the swim team where ivy is a star swimmer. Imagery if the point of view was in someone elses perspective, then we wouldnt know why rory was acting differently after meeting the man outside. The shadow cabinet the shades of london book 3 maureen johnson. I would recommend this book for mature teenage readers. The name of the star is an attention grabbing, nail biting story about a. For rory, its the start of a new life at a london boarding school. I thought it will be the usual, paranormal guy who happens to be jack the ripper and he gets with normal girl and they fall in love. What happened in the name of the star by maureen johnson. New york times bestseller maureen johnson takes on jack the ripper in this captivating paranormal thriller. I think its really great how you summarize everything, since book 3 is coming out in february.
Over the last three years, much of what the guardian holds dear has been. Parents need to know that the name of the star is the first book in the shades of. Theres a doctor whoish quality to the book in both its technology and tone that feels completely intentional. Shades of london series by maureen johnson goodreads. The three of us were all going to fly over together and spend a few days in london, then i would go to school and my parents would go to bristol, and i would travel. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Loosely based on the mythology of the star constellation known as the pleiades the. See also the lists of stars by constellation, which give variant names. Of course the name of the star wouldnt be as intriguing and gripping as it is, if maureen johnson hadnt processed the original jack the ripper cases and embedded them into auroras story in small and scary portions. However, the premise of tnots intrigued me girl moves to london and becomes tangled up in a jack the ripper style murder mystery so i.
A full plot summary of what happened in the name of the star by maureen johnson to. I admit that i love reading her blog and her twitter feed, but little blue envelopes fell a little flat for me so i always assumed i liked maureen more than i actually liked her work. The name of the star by maureen johnson, 9780142422052, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. The first title in johnsons shades of london series, the story follows teenager rory deveaux as she becomes the sole witness toand next target ofa person who is recreating the infamous jack the ripper murders in modernday london. These names of stars that have either been approved by the international astronomical union most by its working group on star names which has since 2016 been publishing a list of iauapproved star names, which as of august 2018 included a total of 336 proper names of stars or which have been in somewhat recent usage. Warriors is a series of novels based around the adventures and drama of several groups. Someone comes between them and they fight for their love and win.
It was a new york times bestseller, a parents choice gold award winner, an ala top ten best books for young adults award winner, and a publishers weekly best book of the. Jack the ripper is back, and hes coming for rory nextl. The name of the star follows rory deveaux, an american teenager. The name of the star is the second book ive read by maureen johnson. When i learned that this book was surrounded by jack the ripper and its myths.
The day that louisiana teenager rory deveaux arrives in london to start a new life at boarding school is also the day a series of brutal murders breaks out over the city. The shadow cabinet the shades of london book 3 english edition. From there, i had to get three streets over to the field we shared with a. Im glad that maureen wasnt too reluctant on holding back the gory details for. Rory is an interesting and funny character, whose inner musings, as she compares and copes with life between america and england make her not only likeable, but relatable. Lucinda rileys seven sisters books in order pan macmillan. Stargirl is a young adult novel written by american author jerry spinelli and first published in 2000 stargirl was well received by critics, who praised stargirls character and the novels overall message of nonconformity. Putnam juvenile us harper collins uk publication date. I actually had to look up the crime scene picture of the mary kelly murder and a shudder went down my spine. The name of the star shades of london, book 1 by maureen. The name of the star, an unusual name for a mysterious book.194 256 1027 1391 454 566 1209 478 686 992 688 1142 1409 760 295 1535 1149 1024 568 1504 609 883 472 795 955 91 261 250 627 882 179 1319 739 1022 191 704 134 42 551 1129 394 1048