13 Little Blue Envelopes (Little Blue Envelope #1)

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AWSOME!
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Reader reviewed by Britt

This book is an inspring,sad,adventurous,and romatic book. Its tells alot about a persons life and how you may not know one thing but turns out you do. I love the way the author really gets into the art and paintings. i love art its a beautiful thing and she put it in the book like u could picture it was REAL!. This bok is a great book and i thing whoever is looking at this review. Should read it. Thank You
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Not Your Typical "Chick Lit"
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Reader reviewed by co-chan

This book is not what you would expect by looking at the cover. You might dismiss it as "just another teen romance", but it's not. It's the journey of a girl to unravel the mystery that is her late aunt. Along the way she may meet her love interest, but that relationship does not overwhelm the story
This book is more for girls 13+.
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Sweet and Light
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Reader reviewed by Max

Ginny receives a message from her eccentric aunt, six months after she died. The message gives her thirteen little blue envelopes and instructs her to travel to Europe and perform a certain task; when she has completed that task, she can open the next envelope. Ginny ventures out into the world and for the first time breaks out of her shell, finds love, and learns all sorts of things she never knew about her aunt's life.




Thirteen Little Blue Envelopes was sweet and fun. It was an adventure, but not overly dramatic at all. The tone was perfect: light and funny. I love Ginny's character - she has many qualities of a normal teenager, but she's independent, self-reliant, and she doesn't always go with the flow. She's her own person, and she's exactly who she wants to be. I highly recommend this book. It was a pleasure to read.



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Amazing read!
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Reader reviewed by sarahsue94

Ginny Blackstone receives a mysterious little blue envelope with a cute
drawn on number 1. It tells her to buy and plane ticket to London ASAP,
but not before she travels to a run down greasy Chinese restaurant that
her strange aunt Peg used to live in. When she goes there she gets a
package with 12 more little blue envelopes. Each one leading her on
another adventure across Europe. She meets new people, finds love,
dreams big, and find herself in a new way that her aunt Peg was always
trying to tell her. Everything Ginny new about herself will change
because of these 13 little blue envelopes.

13 little blue
envelopes is an amazing book, its very funny but can be very serious
too. Maureen has done it again! But seriously read this book its
amazing and eye opening.


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This Book Is Amazing!
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Reader reviewed by Hope

Ginny is off on a once-in-a-lifetime oppertunity: viewing the world outside her hometown and even the United States.

The one thing kind of wrong with this picture: she's folling directions found in thirteen little blue envolopes given to her after her [kind of] crazy dead aunt sent her.

13 Little Blue Envolopes will make you feel like you are going along with Ginny on this trip, you will feel what she feels, see what Ginny sees, and overall, just feel like you are traveling with her.

This is one of my favorite books, and I would recommend this to everyone. It might seem slow to begin with - it did with me - but it gets very interresting, and I found I couldn't put it down after the first few chapters.
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One of the Greatest Books ever
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Reader reviewed by kirsten

This book is so awesome. It's filled with adventure and comedy. There's even a little bit of romance. It's one of those books that's got everything but the kitchen sink. I just love the plot and the story progresses beautifully. The ending was fabulous.
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The Book is Excellent
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Reader reviewed by Nis

I loved '13 Little Blue Envelopes,' and am more than happy to recommend to adults and kids alike! A prior reviewer commented this sounded vaguely like another book, which sounds to me like comparing every tale of star-crossed lovers to 'Romeo and Juliet.' What Johnson has done is taken an idea we've all had at some point -- what if you got a windfall and the opportunity to travel and enjoy it? -- and crafted a genuine and romantic story of a teen's first real adventure outside her comfort level. Ginny would have never gone to Europe without the envelopes -- would have never fallen in love, sponsored an artist, or learned her aunt's secrets. The progression from Envelope #1 to the end shows her growth as a person, as she responds more quickly and more creatively to the challenges in each subsequent letter. I can't wait to read more by the author!
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Awsome
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Reader reviewed by AlbanianGirl

Ginny, 17, reads a letter from her free-spirited, unpredictable Aunt Peg, who has recently passed away. She is given several destinations, four rules, and the instruction to open one envelope upon her arrival at each place. Thus begins a rapid tour of Europe as the teen struggles to accomplish the tasks established by her aunt. The motivation: Ginny wants to understand the woman's wanderlust and, possibly, she just wants a connection to her beloved relative. Throughout her adventures in Rome, Paris, Greece, England, and the Netherlands, the teen collects pieces of Peg's past and learns more about her rapid departure. She also learns much about herself. The reason Ginny is sent to meet certain people is not always clear; sometimes she (and readers) wonder about the point of the exercise. Overall, though, the novel drives home the importance of family, love, and the value of connections that you make with people.
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A Crazy Trip to Europe
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Reader reviewed by the book muncher

One day, Virginia Blackstone, or Ginny, receives a letter from her dead aunt with instructions to go to a Chinese restaurant. There, Ginny receives a bundle of twelve letters, for a grand total of thirteen, thus naming the novel. Four simple rules are laid down by Peg, Ginnys aunt, and there are more instructions enclosed in each letter, to be opened at a specific place and time. All Ginny needs to do to begin her journey is fly to London. And so she does.

Ginny embarks on a crazy, all-over-the-place trip that takes her around Europe, to places that were significant to her aunt Peg. Along the way, she meets a playwright and used-to-be-thief named Keith, who she maybe falls in love with, many old friends of Peg, some new friends in various cities, and even an uncle she never knew she had. And during this journey, Ginny learns a lot about herself and her aunt Peg.

I found 13 Little Blue Envelopes to be a very well-written novel. Maureen Johnson is an amazing author and has proved herself again. I especially liked traveling with Ginny to all those amazing European cities and feeling like I was there beside her. Ginny's relationship with Keith is especially cute too. There were some parts of the book where I was a little confused, but the issue was always cleared up soon after. The idea behind the novel is original, and I found myself wishing I had a crazy aunt to send me on a strange trip to Europe. This was a realistic and very enjoyable read. I highly recommend this, and other Maureen Johnson books.
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13 Stars
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Reader reviewed by KJ

13 Little Blue Envelopes easily makes my top three books and is one of the few books worthy of more than five stars.
While the books isn't gripping and littered with cliffhangers I still found it hard to put down and managed to read it in a matter of hours that just flew by.
Personally, I have wanted to travel for as long as I can remember which possibly makes me a little bias towards a book about travelling blindly around Europe on your own, guided only by letters left to you by a deceased relative - mixed with a little romance for those who are interested.
For those who want to travel or like the idea of an adventure this book would be perfect for you. For those who couldn't care less, 13 Little Blue Envelopes is both funny and fascinating.
It wont be a wasted read.
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