Saturday, January 7, 2012

The Book That Kept Me Up All Night

My most recent literary obsession was finishing this book, The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson. I could not close my eyes until I found out the fate of Rory Deveaux, a Louisiana teen spending the school year in a London boarding school. Rory comes from a small town full of eccentric characters, most of whom she's related to. But nothing could have prepared her for her arrival in London to find that there was a copycat "Jack the Ripper" killer roaming the streets surrounding her school. Perfect. One mangled body after another is found and news crews are a constant presence. After a too close for comfort encounter, Rory soon learns that field hockey is the least of her worries. If you're into mystery, suspense, and the random everyday embarrassment of an American overseas, you'll love this book! Click on the title above to request your copy!