13 Little Blue Envelopes (Little Blue Envelope #1)

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Reader reviewed by Pally

For those of you that dont know, in the novel, Ginnys aunt sends her
13 envelopes that she has to open one by one, following the directions
in each before she can move on to the next one. The first one tells her
to fly to London.

I thought the author, Maureen Johnson,
captured the rather arbitrary nature of travel well how mood,
weather, and people you encounter end up shaping your itinerary and
experiences. At first I was kind of frustrated with Ginny, how she
followed her aunts instructions to a T, even if it meant leaving a
place before she even saw much of anything. But then I just kind of
went with the flow. Ginnys aunt wouldnt let her bring guidebooks with
her so I guess she didnt know what tourist haunts she was missing out
on anyway (other than the obvious ones, of course, like the Eiffel
Tower). She also wasnt allowed to have a camera an instruction that
helped Ginny really live in the moment instead of worrying about
capturing every little thing for posterity. Ultimately, Ginnys journey
felt quite authentic, despite a few things that seemed a bit
implausible. Overall, it was a catchy concept, but the lack of character failed to see it through.

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Ginny's adventure
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Reader reviewed by HoopsGirl27





It all started with 13 little blue envelopes and Ginnys adventure begins.  Each envelope holds a letter written by Ginnys Aunt, each letter tells Ginny of her Aunts past and what she wants Ginny to do.




Envelope #1: Buy a plane ticket and bring only what fits in your backpack. Also no guidebooks/ phrase books, no extra money or electronics.






Envelope #2: Directions to a London flat (a flat is like a home/ apartment)




Envelope #3: Find a starving artist




Where will the 13 little blue envelopes lead Ginny?




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AROUND THE WORLD DURING THE SUMMER
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Reader reviewed by Lauren

THIS BOOK WAS REALLY GOOD. A GIRL RECEIVED ALL THESE LETTER FROM HER DEAD AUNT. HER AUNT WAS SPONTANEOUS AND LIVED IN THE MOMENT. THIS STORY TOOK PLACE ONE SUMMER. THIS GIRL GOT TO TRAVEL ALL AROUND THE WORLD, MEETING NEW PEOPLE AND MAKING FRIENDS. SHE MET HER AUNTS HUSBAND, SOME ONE THAT NO ONE KNEW ABOUT AND MET A BOY AS WELL. IN THE END, HER AUNT WHO WAS AN ARTISIT, FOUND HER AUNTS WORK HIDDEN IN A LOCKER AT A DEPARTMENT STORE IN WHICH HER HUSBAND WORKED, KNOWINGTHAT HER ART WORK WOULD BECOME MORE VALUABLE AFTER SHE HAD DIED, SHE LEFT HER ART WORK TO HER NEICE SO SHE CAN HAVE THE MONEY AND BECOME A SUCCESSFUL PERSON.
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kind of cool
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Reader reviewed by Beth

I read this book awhile ago and i thought it was okay. It was not the best book I ever read but it was still enjoyable. I also like this author. I read alot of other books by this same author. I liked some of her other books better but this book was good to. I finshed that book in a day. I enjoyed the plot. It was a very good idea for a story. I didn't really like the ending that good. I was very dissapointed about the last envelope. But i would still recommend it to someone who loves books.
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Could've Been Better
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Overall, the book was decent. It was a little hard to follow at times and the writing style wasn't what I'd expected but it was a good book all things considered.
Good Points
A funny story line.
A lot of action.
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Ehhh, not the best...
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Reader reviewed by Caroline

This book was pretty much a dissappointment to me. At the times where I got excited, I ended up getting let down. And the ending wasnt all that great either. It sortof felt like a cliff hanger to me /:
The whole plot is basically based on the title itself, as she tries to fufill the tasks in each envelop her deseased aunt left behind for her. She encounters a few characters here and there, gets confuse... and then it gets even more confusing from that point on. I wouldnt really reccomend it, but if you have nothing better to read, why not give it a shot?
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good but could get lost in the events
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Reader reviewed by Ruth

Who doesn't like the idea of a dead relative leaving a will that includes money and a little bit of adventure? It was interesting in the beginning but the plot was lost in all the chaos, and misfortunes that the main character faces. Cool book for those of you that like traveling, makes you want to visit all those places but really has no point.
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Reader reviewed by stebat

This book was'nt that interesting to me, because it gets confusing in the beginning when the main character decides to go on a trip to Europe based on her decieved aunt's wishes and letters, there she meets a english comedian who she has feelings to and she meets her aunt's boyfriend who reviels at the end what her aunt has been hiding and keeping to her, which is a room full of art collection that is worth thousands of dollars. I sisn't like this book, because it felt like it didn't have a general idea or point that i could remember.
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It's Good, But Something's Missing
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Reader reviewed by The Lit Chick

This book is inspiring, it made me remember my long-postponed plan to backpack around Europe. But really,it's quite unrealistic (or is it just me being sceptical?) for a young girl to travel alone and arrive in one piece without much difficulties (I didn't count having a hard time finding that particular little cafe as difficulty, that's normal when you're in some unfamiliar place). The trip supposed to be an emotional one, due to the ant memory and all, but I didn't really feel it. Something's missing.
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Reader reviewed by teddy

I tried to be optimistic about this book, but it just was so boring. I couldn't relate in any way to the main character and the whole plot was o-kay. That's just it: it was o-kay...no excitement. When the main character goes around the world with just her backpack, in search of her aunt, she finds love. too mushy for my tastes, not enough realism.
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