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13 Little Blue Envelopes

by Maureen Johnson

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | September 14, 2006 | Trade Paperback

13 Little Blue Envelopes is rated 3.8333 out of 5 by 12.

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.

Ages 12+

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 352 pages, 8.13 × 5.5 × 0.84 in

Published: September 14, 2006

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0060541431

ISBN - 13: 9780060541439

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cute idea, really enjoyed it Ginny's Aunt Peg was an artist. She would just up and leave when the mood struck her. Now, 17-year old Ginny has 13 blue envelopes, each with instructions on what Ginny is to do next. Envelope #1 has Ginny flying to London from New York before she can open the next envelope. Aunt Peg has left specific instructions and rules on following what's in the envelopes. I thought this was a cute idea and I really enjoyed the book. It was really fast to read and I wanted to keep reading. It would have been nice to spend more time in each location that Ginny went (and because of that, Amsterdam I think, was my favourite because she spent the most time and saw the most things there), but it was still fun. Must admit I wasn't crazy about the “love interest”, though. My edition had “extras” at the end. A couple of interviews with the author (loved that she wrote the book in a castle near Edinburgh!), and an “interview” with one of the characters of the book. Nice added touch.
Date published: 2013-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it!!!!!!! :D I loved 13 Little Blue Envelopes!!! It was full of romance, adventure and fun!!!! It's a perfect summer book and just awesome!!! MUST READ!!!!
Date published: 2012-07-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Super confusing.... but still an okay book I'll admit, I was pretty bored when I read this book. It was really pointless and a torture to read. Sure there were some good parts but I felt like I really struggled to read and get through it the first time around. The second time I read it, I liked it, but the first time was the WORST! The romance between Ginny and Scott is actually really confusing also. There are times when I'm just completely revolted by them for no apparent reason. Then, there are other times when it's actually kind of cute. Overall, I liked it but nothing more than that. If you're not usually in to reading, then don't read this book, but if you're relatively bored or want a challenge, then you should definitely read this book. It tests your attention level and is just another random way to chew up your time. So ultimately, its your choice, this is the first book where I'm actually neutral about my opinion of it so I'm not much of a help in the "yes" or "no" department. Sorry! :P But if you like it, read the sequel.
Date published: 2012-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Instant Hit!!!!!!!!!! Amazing book! It was funny yet had serious and meaningful moments. One of my absolute favourites!!!!! I would recomend it to every one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2008-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved It! This book was definetly my favorite adventure book ever. I've been waiting for this book for a while, and when I got it, I couldn't put it down! It was exciting, funny, and the main character Ginny was really easy to relate with! Overall, great book, very highly reccomended!
Date published: 2008-04-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Horrible I could barely get through this book and the only reason I didn't stop reading was because I always have to finish a book. This book was not exciting at all, the plot was extremely weak and the book was very poorly written. A big disappointment in general.
Date published: 2008-02-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A cute book Pretty good story, characters that you can relate to, well written.. Not the best book I've ever read but I would recommend it.
Date published: 2007-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I Love it!!! :D omg i got this book and after i started reading a bit i couldnt put it down i finished the whole book in not even 2 days!!! i absolutely loved it! :D
Date published: 2007-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Only one word AMAZING! I have been waiting to get this book for like a year now and guess what? IT WAS WORTH THE WAIT! I loved every minute of it and could not put it down. It was well told and kept me interesting. I loved the way the story was led by the letters and they certainly kept the story inteteresting. I recommend it to anyone!!!
Date published: 2007-03-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Surprisingly good! I had to read this book for a young adult literature class and ended up really enjoying it. I would recommend this book to any young adult, as well as "older" readers!
Date published: 2006-03-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from THE WORST BOOK EVER WRITTEN. This novel is the most revolting thing I've ever read. Maureen Johnson POORLY wrote the book. She left out so much detail, it's like she rushed to finish the novel. Some parts are very unnecessary and don't make much (or any) sense. I thought that I was in for a thrill ride when I bought this one, but it was anything but. I would never EVER read this book again, unless someone payed me a reasonable amount. I can't get through how BAD the book was told. It's like a Nine-year-old wrote it. I'm gonna stop myself and give you a piece of advice: AVOID ANY BOOK BY MAUREEN JOHNSON!!!
Date published: 2005-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A pre-reader's review ‘13 Little Blue Envelopes’ is this summer’s most delightful, fun and insightful read! In this book, we follow Ginny, who, in turn, is following a chain of letters her late aunt had wrote for her. These letters bring Ginny so many things; these things I will let you discover on your own. I think everyone learns different things when put in Ginny’s shoes. That’s one of the wonders of this book. I loved this book on so many aspects, this review could run for a long while. I will stick to the things I remarked earliest. This novel has a wonderful flow to it; things go fast but at a pace that gives the reader enough time to learn something and appreciate the author’s articulate descriptions and dialog. Also, the element of suspense brings this book to life in such a way that only summer reads can be: a definite picker-upper for the slightly depressed and/or madly occupied person (both categories in which I fall into easily). In addition, this books gives land-locked people the chance to visit far-off places and for the not-so-land-locked people, a chance to revisit certain wonders of the world. All in all, this book is a little gem and I absolutely recommend this book to all girls out there who need a little slice of inspiration. I can’t wait to read more from Maureen Johnson, my interest has definitely been piqued!
Date published: 2005-06-14

– More About This Product –

13 Little Blue Envelopes

by Maureen Johnson

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 352 pages, 8.13 × 5.5 × 0.84 in

Published: September 14, 2006

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0060541431

ISBN - 13: 9780060541439

About the Book

From the acclaimed author of "The Key to the Golden Firebird." When Ginny receives 13 little blue envelopes with instructions to buy a plane ticket to London, she's soon on an adventure that will change her in more ways than one.

From the Publisher

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.

Ages 12+

About the Author

Maureen Johnson is a New York Times bestselling author whose novels include Suite Scarlett, Scarlett Fever, Girl At Sea, 13 Little Blue Envelopes, and The Key To The Golden Firebird. She lives in New York City, but travels to the UK regularly to soak up the drizzle and watch English TV.

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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