Release Date: April 26, 2011
Age Group: Young Adult
Series: Little Blue Envelope #2
Received From: NetGalley
Ginny Blackstone thought that the biggest adventure of her life was behind her. She spent last summer traveling around Europe, following the tasks her aunt Peg laid out in a series of letters before she died. When someone stole Ginny’s backpack—and the last little blue envelope inside—she resigned herself to never knowing how it was supposed to end.
Months later, a mysterious boy contacts Ginny from London, saying he’s found her bag. Finally, Ginny can finish what she started. But instead of ending her journey, the last letter starts a new adventure—one filled with old friends, new loves, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Ginny finds she must hold on to her wits . . . and her heart. This time, there are no instructions.
Oh Wow! Really! Wow!…now that I have gotten that out of the way, I just want to say, I read 13 Little Blue Envelopes several months ago. I liked it, but I didn’t love it. I felt a little disconnected to Ginny, but the plot was enough to make me want to read more. How could you possibly not want to read about English boys and foreign countries?! So, of course, I wanted to read The Last Little Blue Envelope, and I was thrilled at what I found!
I think Maureen Johnson has definitely grown as a writer since the first book. Ginny was more developed and engaging in this one. Also, Maureen’s quirk definitely shined through in this! I giggled often and loudly! I was completely engrossed from page one! There was no putting this book down.
Ginny’s second adventure following the trail her dead aunt has left her, takes her to some new places and some familiar places. We get to meet new and (eccentric) interesting characters. There are even a few surprises. One of which, has a lot to do with the romance. Some of the big fans of 13 Little Blue Envelopes might have a little trouble with this, but I loved it! I’m happy that Maureen took the story in a completely different direction. She didn’t stick to the Happily Ever After. She just opened up more doors for Ginny. Doors that I think were very interesting….I really liked these new doors…
All in all, I liked The Last Little Blue Envelope much better than the first one! I definitely recommend checking out this series. It is completely fun and quirky! You won’t regret it! But it kinda left me hanging….I want more! Please tell me there is more!?