Thursday, January 1, 2009
13 Little Blue Envelopes-Maureen Johnson @ 1:13 PM
Synopsis (from back of book/jacket):
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.
Description in one word: Charismatic
13 Little Blue Envelopes was, overall, a good book. It took you on an exciting journey in which Ginny meets several people that her Aunt Peg knew, and she embarked on this adventure, not knowing what she would get out of it. This book is extremely allurring, and if I had the time to read it, I probably could've finished it in a few hours. The only thing that I didn't really enjoy about this book, is that the only time that I felt how Ginny did was when she was sad
The idea of getting a letter telling you to leave the country and sending you on a mysterious journey was indeed an ingenious idea for a novel. I definitely couldn't see this happening in real life, but it's nice to fantasize about what may have happened if I were sent on that adventure. This novel brings up some of the things people have others do to learn their family history, I guess you could say.
Maureen Johnson did quite a magnificent job preparing this novel about taking a trip around the continent of Europe, and what Ginny goes through along the way. I advise anybody to read this book that wants to read about a young girl going out on a limb.