Thursday, April 2, 2015
13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson
Inside little blue envelope 1 are $1,000 and instructions to buy a plane ticket.
In envelope 2 are directions to a specific London flat.
The note in envelope 3 tells Ginny: Find a starving artist.
Because of envelope 4, Ginny and a playwright/thief/ bloke–about–town called Keith go to Scotland together, with somewhat disastrous–though utterly romantic–results. But will she ever see him again?Everything about Ginny will change this summer, and it's all because of the 13 little blue envelopes.
I liked the book quite a bit, but I thought the main character was a bit wimpy. She is sent on this amazing adventure (which I would have loved to have a chance to do) and she seems timid, not really enjoying the experience. She was so reluctant sounding at times that I am amazed she would have even taken on the challenge. She never really let loose and enjoyed her experiences the way most 17 year olds would have. She backed away - moaned about how she couldn't do this etc. I love the premise of this book and would have liked to see Ginny really start to get into it and enjoy herself. That never happened, but it was an interesting and good read all the same.