Author: Maureen Johnson
Publication Date: October 1st 2006
Available for Purchase Now:
B&N | Amazon | HarperTeen
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. -Goodreads.com
13 Little Blue Envelopes is a quick, interesting read. I finished it in about 2 settings.
I really enjoyed reading most of the book, but some parts I just couldn’t enjoy, being a parent. For instance, who in their right mind would let their 17 year old daughter travel across Europe, alone, not knowing what she would be getting into? And where were the parents?? Hardly any mention of them at all. (I have to say this, because I’m a mom, and that’s what we do!)
That being said, as long as I reminded myself that this is a fiction novel, and kept an open mind, it was an enjoyable read. The main character, Ginny, was a little off for me. I liked her, but she didn’t make it easy for me. I did love Keith, he gave me a lot of LOL moments. I’m hoping to see more of them together in the sequel.
I really enjoyed following Ginny on her journey. I would love to visit some of the places she went. I wouldn’t want to go alone though, and I would prefer to have LOTS of money on hand.
Overall, this was a good read for me. I enjoyed it, as long as I kept reading it with an open mind. I’m really looking forward to reading the sequel, The Last Little Blue Envelope, to see what journey Ginny will go on next.
Have you read this book?? Leave a comment and let me know what you thought of it!