Review Detail3.9 10
I'm just playing. Maureen Johnson does a fabulous job on this one. Told from the main character's, Rory, POV and switching to witnesses of the Jack The Ripper crimes and goer involved people this is more of a murder mystery than just a YA novel. Combined with lots of action, humor, mystery, and even some facts about England this makes a quick and easy read.
All Americans will be relieved when the section of England vs. Great Britain vs. United Kingdom comes up. I know I was. And I was even surprised with some slang terms I didn't recognize.
Fact overload! At some point the third person POVs were kind of wordy and unnecessary. At other times there was too much England history happening.
There's a MILD cliff-hanger. I wouldn't even consider this a fault except now I'm in a rush to find the next!