Scavenger Hunt Across Europe
Reader reviewed by Pammy-la
If one envelope can set the course of your life in a completely different direction than where it was headed, imagine what thirteen would do!
When her eccentric, artistic Aunt Peg dies, Ginny Blackstone is sent on a mysterious trip to follow in her footsteps and discover things about her aunt and herself that she never thought possible.
Maureen Johnson takes the reader on a scenic British and European sightseeing tour. Ginny's experiences are described with humorous wit and are authentically related. I say this because not just one or two or three, but several of the situations that befell the traveling Ginny happened to myself when I went backpacking through Europe over 20 years ago! This is not to say that the novel is dated but rather timeless in it's accounts of strange youth hostels, cramped famous museums, and young flirty Italian men.
This is a great book if you want to take an adventure and visit a few foreign countries without ever having to leave your comfy couch!