By: Maureen Johnson
Reported by: Julianna Helms
To sum up my feelings for this book: I am now
13 Little Blue Envelopes is a hilarious journey that travels with heart and ambition. Ginny is a realistic teen protagonist who I related to instantly, and her struggles to find her way in foreign countries gripped me on to her story. The amazing past she discovers of her Aunt Peg is truly fascinating as well, and I know that I will definitely be reading The Last Little Blue Envelope.
Maureen portrays angst, determination, and fear brilliantly. I plunged into the book with no expectations, but if I had any expectations at all, this book surpassed it. I loved the beautiful, wonderful and exotic locations this book took place at. While I wish the romantic side of this novel was expressed more, this is a novel about finding yourself at its core, and spice isn't a necessary ingredient to make this novel shine.
Candidly, I usually gravitate more toward darker books. But even though this book didn't leave me with a feeling of absolute amazement, it drew me to lighter books with heart as well, and that's what's the most important thing of all.