I absolutely loved this book! It was my first book by Maureen Johnson, and it definitely made me want to read more of her work. Johnson's description of Europe is amazing and makes me long to travel somewhere. Ginny's adventure that her aunt sends her on is mysterious and a joy to read! Check this book out if you love a good romantic adventure.
Summary : Virginia (Ginny) Blackstone is a seventeen year old teenage girl with a dead aunt. Her aunt died from an illness (not said in the book). She then receives 13 little blue envelopes from when her aunt was alive. Her aunt wrote, in those envelopes, steps on an incredible journey. From Britain, to Paris, to Greece, Amsterdam and more. Ginny meets Keith. They become kind of boyfriend and girlfriend.
My Opinion : This books from author Maureen Johnson was good. Not great, nor incredible, but good. I'm not much of a fan of books about adventures, but at least there was some romance. I like how Ginny was; her personality. Well, good book! I have heard there is a sequel and it's already on my to-read shelf.
Characters : Keith would be my favorite character of the book. I liked how he was introduced as a musical producer. And that Ginny gave him money, that he wondered why and began to know her better.
Ginny was a nice main character! I liked her energy and the way the thought. I like how timid she is around boys; I thought it was quite cute.
Aunt Peg looked a lot of fun! I don't know why I got that impression... right... she's eccentric!
Richard was a sweet guy and it didn't really impress me that he and Aunt Peg were dating, and married.
Of course, there are other characters... tons of them! Like Olivia, the lesbian girl who didn't tell her parents about her 'favoritism'. I didn't like that she didn't tell her parents; it's not a good example to set.
I thought that this book was absolutely excellent. Ginny was SUCH a realistic character to me, and I adored her world travels. Aunt Peg was great, even though we never actually "saw" her. I LOVED the idea of her sending letters from "beyond the grave". If I could give it more stars, I would!
It has a wonderful plot but the plot was spoiled by horrible writing and characters. I wanted to finish this book but the characters were terrible when I spoke to another person who was reading it with me she had told me she didn't finish it either.
This is one of my favorite books ever! I love a book that takes me on a trip, and this took me on one wild ride across England! Ginny goes on this pre-planned adventure that her aunt has set up for her, but it does not exactly go as planned. Keith and all of his friends were hillarious, and I found myself crying at some of the things Ginny was finding out about her aunt.
This book is about a girl named Ginny. Her favorite aunt dies, but she is then sent a package from her aunt! She ends up being able to travel alll around europe, and meeting some good and bad people along the way. It is a great book and I recommend to everyone!
I fell in love with this book! It's touching and heartfelt without being over the top or sappy.
I also love the other books by this author. She writes smart chick lit. I like romance just as much as any other girl, but it's so much better when it actually has substance. I love, love, loved it! RRREEEAAADDD IIITTT!!!
I read very few books that aren't paranormal, but something about this book screamed 'buy me' from the shelf. I did, and I loved it. I can't wait for the second one to be released. One of my favorite books.
I could see myself traveling around following the advice on note cards that my relative left me. It sounds like so much fun, and she gets into so many different things along the way!
13 Little Blue Envelopes (13LBE) is the story of Ginny Blackstone's summer abroad. However, 13LBE isn't the typical summer abroad story. Ginny doesn't choose to go on this trip, she is sent on it by her crazy aunt who has left her directions to follow in 13 letters, hence the title. This is the only book I've read by Maureen Johnson and she is an amazing author. The whole time I read this book I felt what Ginny was feeling. I laughed with her, I cried with her, I even pinned for the boy she falls for. This is definitely a book I recommend to anyone who loves YA novels. This book will make you want to travel where Ginny travels and if you are from the states like me you'll be dying to travel abroad. I never got the feeling while reading 13LBE that I didn't understand a location Ginny traveled to and I definitely never felt out of the loop. I can't wait till the sequel comes out. I'm in love with the life of Ginny Blackstone and I know you'll feel the same way too.