13 Little Blue Envelopes is a superb read. It follows the journey of 17 year old Ginny whose recently passed Aunt Peg has sent her a letter and gives her different locations to go to, and rule that she opens an envelope at each locations. So Ginny begins a journey throughout Paris, the Netherlands, England, and many other places. In these places, Ginny learns about her aunt and her life. During this time, she learns about her aunt and herself. I really enjoyed this book, and I'm sure it will be a hit with many girls.
All Ginny has left from her "runaway aunt" is thirteen envelopes, each one containing instructions and sending Ginny traveling all through Europe. As she goes to each destination, she meets new people and learns more about her aunt and herself.
I liked the idea of the book: following instructions from envelopes and finding answers. But this book seemed more to be like a tour of Europe, and when I read other people's reviews from YA Books Central, I saw that showing the sights of Europe is a main part of the author's purpose. The ending of the book was kind of a disappointment, sort of like, what was the whole point of Ginny following her aunt's instructions? But it is still a good book for teens.
The first time i read this book, I didn't really like it. But it's one of those books that get better every time you read it.
13 Little Blue Envelopes was about a girl named Ginny traveling through Europe with only letters from her dead aunt as a guide. The letters cause her to go on a crazy trip that she's gauranteed to never forget, but it also helps her to do things that she would never have dreamed of being bold enough to do. In England she finds love, in France a little cafe with decorations of little dogs, and so much more.
This was a book that gave me a strong urge to go to Europe. It was really good, and kept me interested.
13 Little Blue Envelopes is this summers most delightful, fun and insightful read! In this book, we follow Ginny, who, in turn, is following a chain of letters her late aunt had written for her. These letters bring Ginny so many things; these things I will let you discover on your own.
I think everyone learns different things when put in Ginnys shoes. Thats one of the wonders of this book. I loved so many aspects about this book that this review could run for a long while. I will stick to the things I remarked earliest. This novel has a wonderful flow to it; things go fast but at a pace that gives the reader enough time to learn something and appreciate the authors articulate descriptions and dialog. Also, the element of suspense brings this book to life in such a way that only summer reads can be: a definite picker-upper for the slightly depressed and/or madly occupied person (both categories in which I fall into easily).
In addition, this book gives land-locked people the chance to visit far-off places and for the not-so-land-locked people, a chance to revisit certain wonders of the world. All in all, this book is a little gem and I absolutely recommend this book to all girls out there who need a little slice of inspiration. I cant wait to read more from Maureen Johnson, my interest has definitely been piqued!
An exceptional book that shows you independance. It is a happily ever kinda story, more like a I know who I am and not afraid to show it. It really conveys a deep message "you don't need other people to find yourself" Sorta like Bitter endings