13 Little Blue Envelopes [Book Review]

13 Little Blue EnvelopesTitle: 13 Little Blue Envelopes
Author: Maureen Johnson
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 0060541431
Pages: 352
Year: 2006
Publisher: HarperCollins Children’s Books
Source: Personal Collection
Rating: 4.5/5

In 13 Little Blue Envelopes, Ginny, coaxed by her recently deceased Aunt Peg by way of letters, goes on a whirlwind European adventure. From London to Rome to Denmark to Greece, she sees the world while discovering who she is and who her free-spirited aunt really was.

My Thoughts:

This book came to me at the perfect time. I was in the midst of my European adventure when I picked up this book. I read in one evening in Venice and on the train to Vienna. It was a blast reading about Ginny’s travels while on my own.

But, even if you are in the comfort of your own home, I’m pretty sure you will love this book. It is fun and funny. Ginny is lovable, the people she encounters are unique, and the missions she is sent on are interesting. The only thing I would have liked would be more Keith. She has this little romance going on, but I didn’t feel like he was around enough, so it felt a little forced.

I can’t wait to get my hands on the sequel, The Last Little Blue Envelope. I know this isn’t the best review. Just trust me and the awesomeness that is Maureen Johnson and read it. Ok?

Others’ Thoughts: Let’s eat, Grandpa! Let’s eat Grandpa! (Punctuation saves lives.); GReads!; KellyVision; Fiction Folio.

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4 thoughts on “13 Little Blue Envelopes [Book Review]

  1. zibilee July 11, 2011 / 10:47 am

    This does sound like it would be a really fun little escapist read, and perfect for the beach. So glad to hear that you liked it!


  2. Michelle July 11, 2011 / 9:58 pm

    I have this one!! I haven’t had the pleasure of reading anything by Maureen Johnson yet, but I really need to remedy that soon. Don’t worry; your review was perfect!


  3. Alita July 12, 2011 / 2:56 pm

    I agree that the Keith thing felt a bit forced. I never really felt a connection between them and suddenly they’re ‘together’? But, it was a fun little book and I need to read the next one. What was in that last envelope??!


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