Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Review of 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson

By Maureen Johnson

Star Rating: 

Genre: Young Adult
Number of Pages: 368

Season: Summer

Synopsis:(From Amazon)
When Ginny receives thirteen little blue envelopes a
nd instructions to buy a plane ticket to London, she knows something exciting is going to happen. What Ginny doesn't know is that she will have the adventure of her life and it will change her in more ways than one. Life and love are waiting for her across the Atlantic, and the thirteen little blue envelopes are the key to finding them in this funny, romantic, heartbreaking novel.

This is a typical coming of age story, with a twist.  Not only does Ginny have to deal with a hole in her heart, but she learns what type of person she wants to be in the future.  This novel is full of good advice, and showcases how one person alone can easily be taken advantage of, and things that young ladies need to be cautious of.  Ginny also learns that people come from very different walks of life, with different backgrounds and morals, but that doesn't mean they can't all turn out good in the end.  Ginny also comes to realize that everyone has their own secrets.

This book was a quick read and hard to put down, and seemed quite realistic.  This is a great, quick summer read, and I'd recommend it as a nice quick read to anyone getting ready to go out into the world as a young adult.

13 Little Blue Envelopes also has a sequel, which you can find out about on the amazon page for The Last Little Blue Envelope.

Bio: (from Amazon)
Maureen Johnson is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of several YA novels, including 13 Little Blue Envelopes, Suite Scarlett, and The Name of the Star. She has also done collaborative works, such as Let It Snow (with John Green and Lauren Myracle), and The Bane Chronicles (with Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan). Maureen has an MFA in Writing from Columbia University. She has been nominated for an Edgar Award and the Andre Norton Award, and her books appear frequently on YALSA and state awards lists. Time Magazine has named her one of the top 140 people to follow on Twitter (@maureenjohnson). Maureen lives in New York, and online on Twitter (or at

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