Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Review: The Last Little Blue Envelope by Maureen Johnson

The Last Little Blue Envelope by Maureen Johnson
Published by HarperCollins



Seventeen-year-old Ginny Blackstone is off on another fun, romantic, and hilarious European adventure in this irresistible sequel to Johnson's breakout hit "13 Little Blue Envelopes."

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I enjoyed reading The Last Little Blue Envelope and like the closure it gave the series. It was a fun, fast paced and light read which was perfect for a sunday afternoon read.

The books picks up after the first book as Ginny gets an email about the final of the 13 envelopes which she never got to read after her bag was stolen towards the end of her adventure whilst in Europe in the previous summer.

For me this book was a bit of a comfort read. You knew exactly what was going to happen from the moment you opened the first page and you pretty much had a rough idea of where the story was going to go. Don't mistake this as a criticism as it isn't because sometimes that's exactly what I want out of a book. I loved getting back to Ginny, a character I loved previously, and I enjoyed following her mad-cap adventures following the letters of her wacky aunt around europe.

The thing I loved most about this book was the characterisation. I really enjoyed getting to know Ginny again and I loved seeing her bounce off the people around her, especially Keith.

A light, enjoyable albeit predictable read which I enjoyed.

3 comments:

Vivienne said...

I didn't realise it was a series! I have the first one waiting to be read.

Alwyn said...

I don't know why I haven't picked this up yet! I loved the first book, I love MJ, but as you say it's one of those things that you slip into as a comfort read not because you're DYING to find out what the next adventure is. Definitely on my TBR now though :)

Clover said...

I'm glad you enjoyed it. I wanted to know how things would end, but I wasn't all that thrilled about the book :(