Sunday, March 27, 2011

13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson

13 Little Blue Envelopes (Little Blue Envelope, #1) 
Summary:  4 STARS
This is a cute little story about a girl named Virginia who had a very eccentric aunt.  Her aunt passed away from brain cancer but before she did she wrote Virginia a note with instructions on her going on an adventure following her specific instructions.  She had 13 envelopes, each with an instruction that Virginia had to do.  This took her to Europe! She went on some amazing adventures, traveled to all kinds of places, and met very interesting people!
When Ginny receives thirteen little blue envelopes and instructions to buy a plane ticket to London, she knows something exciting is going to happen. What Ginny doesn't know is that she will have the adventure of her life and it will change her in more ways than one. Life and love are waiting for her across the Atlantic, and the thirteen little blue envelopes are the key to finding them in this funny, romantic, heartbreaking novel.

My Review:

I did really like this story!  It was a cute and simple story about a young girl going on an adventure to just have one more chance to know her aunt.  I was sucked in to the story right from the beginning and was so curious as to where these envelopes were going to take her that I couldn't put it down.  That being said, I was a bit disappointed with the character Virginia, I wish there was more to her, at times she really seemed un-emotional and clueless! But I really did enjoy the story and plan on reading the next book!

About the Author:
Maureen knew from an early age she wanted to be a writer. She went to high school at an all-girls' Catholic school and graduated from University of Delaware with a degree in writing. She now lives and writes in New York City.

Many of the adventures Maureen's characters face in her books are based on real-life stories. Maureen has traveled all over Europe, and is a Secret Sister to vlog brothers Hank and John Green.

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