I really liked this book. I thought it was a refreshing novel that had the right combinations of mytsery, romance and of course travel! The story behind this novel is that Ginny, about to become a highschool graudate recieves a ltetter to visit the old apartment of her dead aunt. Her aunt was young and an artist and although she promised to guide and be there for Ginny throughout her growing up years, one day she decided to leave America and travel through Europe. Ginny battles with the feeling of abandonment and guilt towards having bitter feelngs towards her dead aunt while she follows directions in thirteen envelopes made by her aunt before she died. They instruct her to do things like take 1,000 dollars from her newly made account and catch a flight to England where she must find a starving artist and give him/her money. The point behind these envelopes readers will come to discover isn't the trips and the traveling which is a big part of it, but Ginny's character (who many can relate to) finding herself. discovering afterwards that she didn't need her aunt to help her shine or stand out she was always a star and the thirteen blue envelopes hlped her realize that.