YA Book Review: 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson

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Title: 13 Little Blue Envelopes
Author: Maureen Johnson
Published:  December 21st 2010 by HarperTeen
Type: Contemporary, Romance
Paperback

add-to-goodreads-button3Summery: 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.

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This book was not what i expected, when i first saw this book, my mind was like “This seems like it would be a fun read.” well i was soon mistaken. This book is actually really sad but like bittersweet. I wanted to read a book that was less on the sad note and more on the happy note. I didn’t get that with this book but i am happy that i did read this book cause it was pretty amazing read, yeah it does have some little minor flaws but the over all story was pretty epic.

The story does show a lot of Raw emotions and i thought the author did such a amazing job portraying those emotions in the book. Maureen writes such powerful characters in the book like Ginny. You watch her struggle with her journey but you see how brave and smart she is. and How crazy she was to actually go on this emotion wild adventure around parts of the world by herself. I honest don’t think i could do that.

The romance in the book was just adorable and so realistic. Ginny Falls in love with these guy but still follows the letters. She knew she would have to go homes at some point and knew in all reality she couldn’t stay in London. Tho i honestly have to say how disappointed i was in the fact that i didn’t get more of them two together. I guess at the end i hoping for more like Him going to america and going on his little adventure to see her and just aghh the feels.

Besides that there is this epic story with such impact and it becomes more then a love story but just coming out of shell and taking risk and really discovering life i guess you can say. The ending of the book with her aunt and really knowing her was just so freaking sad, i was in tears.

I might have wanted a sweet happy-fun book but i didn’t but i did get these crazy wild ride of a book. I did get left with more question and i heard there is another book so i will defiantly be buying it. I did feel like the story was short, maybe because when the end came and i was just wanting more. I read the book pretty fast. I am far from disappointed in the book and REALLY enjoyed it but i was wanting more towards the end. Even tho i do have to add it was pretty epic, I just need questions answered and more Keith and Ginny.

Overall: The story was very realistic and packed with emotions and and powerful story line and characters. The story was very intense on most parts and definitely worth the read. I really hope i get my questions answered and the next book and get more of Ginny and Keith and find out what else was in the letter number #13 ( Minor Spoiler……) That i didn’t mention in the full review but i most know.

My Rating:

star4

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