Monday, August 10, 2009

13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson

Front Flap: 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 her artist, a playwright/thief/boke-about-town ccalled Keith, go to Scotland together, with somewhat disastrouc- thought utterly romantic- results. Ginny isn't sure she'll see Keith again, and definitely doesn't know what to think about him. Could the answer be in the envelopes? Ginny doesn't lnow it, but adventures in Rome and Paris are in envelopes 6 and 8. The rules are that she has to open one at a time, in order, so perhaps it isn't surprising that she discovers things about her life and love one by one. Everything about Ginny will change this summer, and it's all because of the 13 little blue envelopes. This was soo cool! I love the idea behind the book, how this crazy aunt made her these letters to follow with no technology or contact to her friends and family except postcards and letters! And the things she does and sees are amazing. I know I'm like her, shy and not sure of things unknown. But Ginny for sure finds out new things about herself. And I love the pink and blue strips, when she in the flat with Richard and she said it was so blue in his bathroom and all her stuff so pink, it reminded me of the strips. Like a symbol of traveling and boy+girl. But it was a great book.

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