Review/ 13 Little Blue Envelopes

Review/ 13 Little Blue Envelopes13 Little Blue Envelopes (Little Blue Envelope, #1) by Maureen Johnson
Published by HarperCollins Publishers on December 21, 2010
Pages: 322

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.
Ages 12+"

Going into 2019 I told myself I want to try and read more of my own books because I have way to many that need to be read. As book lovers and book bloggers we all can relate to this right?

13 Little Blue Envelopes has been sitting on my TBR for quite some time now. I remember finding it at a library sale and being excited that I finally had a copy but I never read it until now. Not quite sure why i wanted so long because I really enjoyed reading this.

One day a mysterious package arrives for Ginny and its from her aunt Peg who is deceased. Inside the package is 13 numbered blue envelopes with instructions and she must complete each task before she can open the next envelope.

Her first task is she must fly to NYC and go to their favorite restaurant for the next clue. The purpose is to get Ginny out of her shell and to live for a short time like her aunt did. Doing things she wanted to do and don’t be held back because people think she should be doing what everyone wants her to do.

Ginny is quiet and shy in her own way but yet brave enough to follow her aunt’s instructions and fly across the world and country hope alone. I don’t think I would ever have the guts to do that. As Ginny embarks on this journey she meets a lot of people who loved her aunt and by then end she discovers someone very important in her aunt’s life that is now a part of her life.

Don’t we all wish we had a free spirited aunt like Peg? I am sure if I was much younger I would love to get a surprise package in the mail telling me to follow the instructions and fly around the world when the world was a safer place then it is now.

This was definitely a fun read quick read. I loved reading about Ginny’s journey and where she would go next along with the people she would meet. Although the only thing I was cringing at was the fact she wasn’t allowed to communicate with friends and family and basically dropped off the grid, I know I would probably freak out if my son did that and not communicated at all.

As I was reading this I discovered there is a sequel to the book that I will definitely have to look for because I would love to see how this ends because 13 Little Blue Envelopes did end with a few lingering questions I had.

The Last Little Blue Envelope


New York Times bestselling author Maureen Johnson’s fun, romantic, and hilarious sequel to her breakout hit 13 Little Blue Envelopes gets a brand-new cover!

Ginny Blackstone spent last summer traveling around Europe, following the tasks her aunt laid out in a series of letters before she died. When someone stole Ginny’s backpack—and the last little blue envelope inside—she resigned herself to never knowing how the adventure was supposed to end.

Now a mysterious boy has contacted Ginny from London, saying he’s found her bag. Finally Ginny can finish what she started. But instead of ending her journey, the last letter starts a new adventure, and Ginny finds she must hold on to her wits . . . and her heart. This time there are no instructions.