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The Name of the Star - Maureen Johnson I'm a huge fan of this author. I love Scarlett and I love Ginnie. Still, I was apprehensive about this book because I knew it wasn't going to be a quirky contemporary read. Happily, I loved it from the very first page. Rory, who hails from small town Louisiana, arrives at a tony British boarding school to discover that a Jack the Ripper copycat killer is on the loose in the area around the school. If that isn't weird enough, after a near-death experience, Rory can see dead people. As a result of her new ability, she gets drawn into the Ripper investigation and begins to wonder whether she might be the killer's next target.Rory was a great character -- lively and quirky. I love books set in London, books set in boarding schools, love stories about characters who are out of their element... The book had twists and turns that I didn't anticipate at all. And it was just the right amount of scary. Don't miss it!