Maureen Johnson: The Madness Underneath (with Special Guest Stephanie Perkins!)

Fri 3/1 7pm-8pm

Maureen Johnson, new Young Adult novel: The Madness Underneath

(with Special Guest Stephanie Perkins, author of Anna and the French Kiss)

In this follow-up to the Edgar Award-nominated The Name of the Star, Maureen Johnson adds another layer of spectacularly gruesome details to the streets of London that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.

After her near-fatal run-in with the Jack the Ripper copycat, Rory Devereaux has been living in Bristol under the close watch of her parents. So when her therapist suddenly suggests she return to Wexford, Rory jumps at the chance to get back to her friends. But Rory’s brush with the Ripper touched her more than she thought possible: she’s become a human terminus, with the power to eliminate ghosts on contact. She soon finds out that the Shades—the city’s secret ghost-fighting police—are responsible for her return. The Ripper may be gone, but now there is a string of new inexplicable deaths threatening London. Rory has evidence that the deaths are no coincidence. Something much more sinister is going on, and now she must convince the squad to listen to her before it’s too late.


Stephanie Perkins is the author of Anna and the French Kiss, and Lola and the Boy Next Door. She lives in Asheville, NC.

 "Perkins's debut surpasses the usual chick-lit fare with smart dialogue, fresh characters and plenty of tingly interactions." - "Kirkus Reviews," starred review

















Event date: 
Friday, March 1, 2013 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
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The Madness Underneath Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399256615
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - February 26th, 2013

The Name of the Star Cover Image
ISBN: 9780142422052
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Speak - October 2nd, 2012

13 Little Blue Envelopes Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060541439
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: HarperCollins Publishers - December 21st, 2010