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Review: 13 little blue envelopes by Maureen Johnson

13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson
Published by Harpercollins
Source: Bought myself


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.

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I enjoyed 13 little envelopes and thought it was a unique offering in the YA contemporary genre. I read it in a matter of hours and enjoyed every page.

The story follows Ginny as she goes on a mad and random journey following a series of instructions given to her in envelopes by her late aunt. It initially takes her to London then off further afield in Europe and beyond. The idea of doing something so impulsive without a real plan thought through is so fascinating as I could never see myself having the courage to do anything of the sort.

For me the journey goes on it both very exciting and quite sad as she traces the foot steps of her aunt whom she never got the chance to say goodbye to.

Along her journey she randomly meets Keith. I loved Keith and how his personality was completely mirrored in the type of tasks Ginny found herself completing and I loved the relationship they built up between them over the course of the book.

A quirky offering from Maureen Johnson which I really did enjoy.

Comments

Vivienne said…
I must get hold of more Maureen Johnson books! I really want to read this one. I think she is just so funny.
Zoe Crook said…
This sounds great, I must read it someday. Great review!
Clover said…
I really loved this one, just like I love most YA books involving travel of some kind. I have the sequel waiting for me as well, must get to it.