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The Ruby in the Smoke

Author: Phillip Pullman
Reviewer's age: Grade 8

The Ruby in the Smoke, by Phillip Pullman, is about a 16-year old girl name Sally Lockhart whose father just died when the shop that he was going to China on suspiciously sunk. She received a note from him, or someone that he dictated it to. The note says:
SALI BEWARE OF THE SEVEN BLESSINGS
MARCHBANKS WILL HELP
CHATTUM
BWARE DARLING
But when she goes to her father's old office and asks his secretary if he knows anything about the Seven Blessings, he falls over dead. With the help of Jim, the office boy, she finds Marchbanks, and stumbles over a plot that got her father, and many other people killed.The Ruby in the Smoke is a really good book. Its plot is rich and complex, and Pullman makes it feel like you're watching Sally instead of reading about her. Out of 10 stars, I'd give this book an 8.5