a Midwest high school librarian takes on YA and adult books
Sunday, April 29, 2012
The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson, Performed by Nicola Barber
Rory is a teen who is thrilled at the prospect of going to a London boarding school. It's just like all the books she's read! Separate boys and girls dorms, hard classes, and the freedom to drink a pint or two at the local pub. But things take a dark twist when she is a witness to a murder. Even scarier is that the murderer is imitating Jack the Ripper's killings from years ago--right down to the location. Rory's life gets complicated--a new roommate, a romantic interest, and some strange new friends. I believe this is Johnson's first attempt at supernatural and I enjoyed it in a fluffy way. This book won't leave you on the edge of your seat, but I enjoyed the voices of the narrator and will probably listen to the next book in the Shades of London series.