Book Review: Ripper by Amy Carol Reeves

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Abbie is accustomed to her rough and tumble life, moving from place to place with her mother. So, when her mother dies and Abbie moves in with her strict and socially conscious grandmother, she feels trapped. Though it is strange for a girl to pursue a dream in 1880, Abbie decides to volunteer at a hospital. But when strange and gruesome murders start, along with strange visions, Abbie must decide how much she is willing to risk.

This was an original and interesting take on the Jack the Ripper murders. Reeves took the purpose and focus down an entirely new path, one I would never have imagined. With strong, loveable characters and just enough gory description, this is a book I couldn’t put down. Some older content leads me to recommend this novel to readers around 13 and up.

Rating: 5 Stars — I loved it!

Reviewed by Marissa, grade 10

 

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