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13 Little Blue Envelopes
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.
This was a very cute, fun and easy going book.
I thought it was utterly lovely.
Can things be 'reminiscent of' when they are written earlier but read later? Oh well, 13 Little Blue Envelopes is almost a YA version of Eat, Pray, Love. The main character's journey to find herself and the aunt she thought she knew is quirky and has some truly outstanding moments in it.
I have a couple of little bones to pick with it, firstly the author seemed to have forgotten by the end of the book that this girl had parents whom loved and cared for her. The writing made it feel like she had no one to turn to but Richard.
Secondly, and this is a publisher issue - the cover photo has absolutely nothing to do with the character. Ginny is meant to be awkward, thin, in braids, lacking in self-confidence. The girl on the cover looks like something from the cover of "Dolly" magazine. I do not like being misled by covers.
Ginny, a girl whose Aunt has just died, but left her with 13 little blue envelopes containing instructions on where to travel and what to do across Europe. It's nothing like a travel book, though; the journey her Aunt takes her on is quite a personal one and along the way Ginny gradually comes out of her shell and deals with her Aunt's death. Along the way she meets an English boy who she falls for, but poor Ginny always seems to to the wrong thing with him!
It is unlike anything else I have read. I can't think of another novel that will give you a similar experience. I also loved the descriptions of the places Ginny visited and the people she met along the way.
Hmm... well, if you enjoy teen novels, although it's not particularly girly, which in this book is a good thing.
On a train/plane/bus.
Jamaican stuff, perhaps? I think for this book, any music whicch you enjoy will do fine.
A girl called Ginny, whose eccentric aunt Peg leaves her 13 little blue envelopes. They are to be opened one by one and take her on a roller coaster ride around the globe.
The logic of how it all flows from one to thirteen and the way that Ginny copes with the tasks Aunt Peg set her.
any books about travel, world or envelopes.
sitting in an airplane, New Jersey, London, Paris, Rome, Greece...or halfway through opening another envelope.
Your Love is Lifting Higher - Jackie Wilson.
Ginny is surprised to receive a package of letters from her aunt that will send her on the adventure of a lifetime. The first letter takes her to New York City. Where will the next little blue envelope lead?
Maureen Johnson is a fabulous writer who has written a fascinating novel that will make you buy a plane ticket to Europe to have adventures of your own...and maybe find yourself in the meantime!
Other Maureen Johnson books or books by John Green, Scott Westerfield, or Sarah Desson.
Outside in the sunshine sitting in the grass
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