Release Date: October 1, 2006
Age Group: Young Adult
Received From: Kindle Store
My Rating: 3.5 Stars
When Ginny receives thirteen little blue envelopes and instructions to buy a plane ticket to London, she knows something exciting is going to happen. What Ginny doesn’t know is that she will have the adventure of her life and it will change her in more ways than one. Life and love are waiting for her across the Atlantic, and the thirteen little blue envelopes are the key to finding them in this funny, romantic, heartbreaking novel.
I was beginning to feel a little left out in the YA world. Why? Because I had not read a book by Maureen JohnsonMaureen Johnson. I knew I had to fix this and fix it quickly! I started with 13 Little Blue Envelopes and I was not displeased. In fact, I have never wanted to be unwashed, grimy, broke and sleeping in nasty hostels more than I ever have right now.
13 Little Blue Envelopes follows the journey, or scavenger hunt of sorts, that Ginny’s dead aunt left for her. Her travels take her all over Europe and put her in many difficult situations. After you suspend your disbelief– because no parent would ever let their teen travel across Europe by their selves, and what teen, especially a shy one, would take up this crazy adventure by their selves–you will wish you had a crazy aunt to send you 13 little blue envelopes.
Ginny, the main character, was really my only complaint. She was a little disconnected. She never seemed to be having fun! She met this cute guy who wears a kilt (KILT!) for crying out loud and the feelings I got from her were only ‘meh’. This didn’t take much away from the story, though. I was much too engrossed in were she would end up next and what would happen there!
All in all, I really enjoyed my first Maureen Johnson book. I’m really looking forward to the sequel and reading her other books!