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Grade 9 Up–Johnson begins this exceptional novel in a lightweight fashion but quickly segues into more serious issues that affect the three young women who make up the Bermudez Triangle. It is the summer before their senior year in Saratoga Springs, NY. At first, organized, serious Nina has trouble adjusting to her leadership workshop at Stanford University. Although she desperately misses Avery and Mel, who are waitresses at a restaurant back home, she quickly falls head over heels for eco-warrior Steve, who has grown up in a commune on the West Coast–so different from Nina's secure middle-class experience. When she returns to New York, she immediately senses that Mel and Avery are keeping secrets and soon discovers that they have become lovers. Rocked to the core, Nina wishes them happiness, but feels excluded and lonely, especially as her long-distance relationship begins to deteriorate. As is typical for teens, the girls obsess ad nauseam over their romantic relationships. Yet this narrow focus lends authenticity to the narrative, and readers become drawn into the characters' lives as they stumble toward adulthood, fall in and out of love, enlarge their circle of friends, and rethink their values.

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New York Times bestseller Maureen Johnson takes on Jack the Ripper in this captivating paranormal thriller!

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, killings mimicking the horrific Jack the Ripper spree of more than a century ago. Soon "Rippermania" takes hold of modern-day London, and the police are left with few leads and no witnesses. Except one. Rory spotted the man police believe to be the prime suspect. But she is the only one who saw him--the only one who can see him. And now Rory has become his next target. In this edge-of-your-seat thriller, full of suspense, humor, and romance, Rory will learn the truth about the secret ghost police of London and discover her own shocking abilities.

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The weather outside is frightful, but these stories are delightful! When a huge blizzard (that doesn?t show signs of stopping) hits, Gracetown is completely snowed in. But even though it?s cold outside, things are heating up inside, proving that the holiday season is magical when it comes to love. In three wonderfully (and hilariously!) interconnected tales, YA stars John Green, Lauren Myracle, and Maureen Johnson create a must-have collection that captures all the spirit of the holiday season.

About the Author

John Green is the author of Looking for Alaska and An Abundance of Katherines. He lives in New York City.

Lauren Myracle is the author of many popular books for teens and tweens, including New York Times bestsellers ttyl and ttfn (Abrams). She lives with her family in Fort Collins, Colorado.

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Beverly B, February 13, 2013 (view all comments by Beverly B)
The Name of the Star is a cross between Ghost Hunters and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, only in this suspenseful creepy thriller, the young adults are hunting evil ghosts instead of vampires. They have no cool weapons, high tech equipment or martial arts training. In fact, they barely have any training at all. When they are assigned to protect American teen Rory, the only witness who can identify a ghost replicating the murders of Jack the Ripper, they are overwhelmed by the responsibility. Rory, from a long line of eccentric Louisiana natives, just wants to fit in and make friends at her new boarding school, but she is experiencing major culture shock. Being the only student who can see the numerous ghosts wandering around the neighborhoods surrounding campus doesn't help matters. The non-evil ghosts were some of the more interesting characters. Hopefully, in the future books in this series, the ghosts will have bigger parts. Many of the events in The Name of the Star are predictable and unoriginal, but the action comes quick and builds up to a nail-biting crisis and climax. There is just enough teen angst, romance and humor mixed in to hold the attention of readers who normally don't like stories of the supernatural. This series will be wildly popular and probably a TV series on one of the stations that targets a YA audience.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780142422052
Author:
Johnson, Maureen
Publisher:
Speak
Author:
Green, John
Author:
en
Author:
John Gre
Author:
Myracle, Lauren
Subject:
Situations / General
Subject:
Love & Romance
Subject:
Situations / Dating & Sex
Subject:
Girls & Women
Subject:
Mysteries & Detective Stories
Subject:
Children s-Scary Stories
Subject:
Situations / Friendship
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
The Shades of London
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20121031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7 up to 12
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.2 x 5.5 x 1.01 in 0.7 lb
Age Level:
from 12

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New York Times bestseller Maureen Johnson takes on Jack the Ripper in this captivating paranormal thriller!

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, killings mimicking the horrific Jack the Ripper spree of more than a century ago. Soon "Rippermania" takes hold of modern-day London, and the police are left with few leads and no witnesses. Except one. Rory spotted the man police believe to be the prime suspect. But she is the only one who saw him--the only one who can see him. And now Rory has become his next target. In this edge-of-your-seat thriller, full of suspense, humor, and romance, Rory will learn the truth about the secret ghost police of London and discover her own shocking abilities.

"Synopsis" by ,
The weather outside is frightful, but these stories are delightful! When a huge blizzard (that doesn?t show signs of stopping) hits, Gracetown is completely snowed in. But even though it?s cold outside, things are heating up inside, proving that the holiday season is magical when it comes to love. In three wonderfully (and hilariously!) interconnected tales, YA stars John Green, Lauren Myracle, and Maureen Johnson create a must-have collection that captures all the spirit of the holiday season.

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