13 Little Blue Envelopes
By Maureen Johnson
Ginny’s favorite aunt has left Ginny with 13 blue envelopes, each with instructions to do something different. Ginny has to first decide if she will follow her aunt’s instructions of up and leaving her life temporarily to go on this grand adventure and doing each task before opening the next envelope. These envelopes lead Ginny of an adventure across Europe. Ginny, unexpectedly, gets to see Europe through her aunts eyes and find out what happened during the last years of her aunt’s life.
While this book was intended for teens, I loved it! It is a book I want to read and reread over and over again! I loved getting to see Europe differently, traveling to some of the most famous tourist locations, but also going down the back streets to find some undiscovered places and people. 13 Little Blue Envelopes was such a joy to read!
The Last Little Blue Envelope
by Maureen Johnson
This books starts a few months after the end of 13 Little Blue Envelopes. Ginny thought her grand adventure had been cut off early with no hope for a grand ending after her book bag and the envelopes were stolen. But Ginny receives an email saying that someone found her bag with the envelopes. She had read and followed the first 12 envelopes, but never had the chance to open the 13th envelope. Ginny returns to Europe to meet the man who has her book bag and the envelopes. Where will her grand adventure take her? Her last adventure was filled with instructions, and this adventure seems to have none.
While many sequels are not as good as the original book, this was just as good. I loved reading it and it was a satisfying read that I devoured. I look forward to reading Maureen Johnson’s other books.
I got both of these books from the Amazon Kindle store.