Book Review: 13 Little Blue Envelopes by: Maureen Johnson

13 Little Blue EnvelopesPublisher: HarperTeen
Publish Date: 1 October 2006
Origins: Purchased
Format: Ebook
Series: Little Blue Envelope: 13 Little Blue Envelopes (1), The Last Little Blue Envelope (2)

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 recently discovered I really enjoy fictional travel books, and non-fictional too. I discovered this after reading Eat, Pray, Love and then I moved on to some others. Well, I wanted to try out this one because someone told me it's like a YA travel book, I figured, I like YA, I like travel books. Sold. 

To say I liked this book would be an understatement. I LOVED IT! I loved every second os Ginny's happiness, giddiness, embarrassment, joy, everything. I found myself wishing I was traveling with her, thinking to myself whether some of these places could be real or not. Planning my own 13 envelope traveling experience based on the book...and so on and so forth. To say the very least Maureen Johnson inspired me. She showed me a world outside the mad crush of the current craze of vampires, werewolves, and angels and showed me a normal world, with semi-normal people.

The characters in this book were perfect, I had no faults with any of them. I also think the plot moved at an excellent pace. I read this book straight through in a few hours when I went up to Seoul for the weekend. Reading this book also inspired me to want to get out and go see some things here in Korea, go check out some places I may never see again. 

I adore this book, I adore Maureen Johnson, and I can't wait to read book two in this series, 'The Last Little Blue Envelope'.

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