13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson

13 Little Blue Envelopes

byMaureen Johnson

Paperback | May 3, 2016

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New York Times bestselling author Maureen Johnson’s funny, heartbreaking, and utterly romantic tale gets a great new cover!

Ginny Blackstone never thought she’d spend her summer vacation backpacking across Europe. But that was before she received the first little blue envelope from Aunt Peg.

This letter was different from Peg’s usual letters for two reasons:

1. Peg had been dead for three months.

2. The letter included $1000 cash for a passport and a plane ticket.

Armed with instructions for how to retrieve twelve other letters Peg wrote—twelve letters that tell Ginny where she needs to go and what she needs to do when she gets there—Ginny quickly finds herself swept away in her first real adventure. Traveling from London to Edinburgh to Amsterdam and beyond, Ginny begins to uncover stories from her aunt’s past and discover who Peg really was. But the most surprising thing Ginny learns isn’t about Peg . . . it’s about herself.

Everything about Ginny will change this summer, and it’s all because of the 13 little blue envelopes.

Look for the sequel, The Last Little Blue Envelope!

Maureen Johnson was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on February 16, 1973. She received an undergraduate degree in writing from the University of Delaware and a MFA in writing from Columbia University School of the Arts. After college and before graduate school, she was the literary manager of a Philadelphia theater company. Her firs...
Title:13 Little Blue EnvelopesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.79 inPublished:May 3, 2016Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062439103

ISBN - 13:9780062439109


Rated 4 out of 5 by from I liked it! Loved the story line. The letters made it interesting
Date published: 2018-05-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyable Not necessarily a mind-blowing story, but it was a fun and enjoyable journey to take with the characters.
Date published: 2018-01-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It was good. Fun, but it took a while to get interesting.
Date published: 2017-12-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun Book Fun book with lots of traveling. Did not know what she was going to next which I loved. Also gave me a fun perspective of Europe!
Date published: 2017-09-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pretty good ***Spoilers Ahead*** This book was pretty good if a bit tedious, it made me read on to see what adventure her aunt would send her on next. I also liked that she realized that her aunt's free spirit was not seen as wonderful by other people including her mother. The ending left me hanging a bit. I really wanted to know what was in the last envelope, even though she guesses what it was. I do agree with other reviewers that the parents were irresponsible for letting their 17 year old go on the trip, but I was able to suspend my disbelief for the sake of finding out what happened.
Date published: 2017-07-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun This was a really fun, light read. I really liked it. It just makes you want to travel.
Date published: 2017-03-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not the best I love to travel, so that aspect of the book I really like. Lots of the details described bring me back to those places in Europe. I feel like the main character has no personality, so I can't really relate to her at all. I don't really care for the love story that plays along throughout the book, as I don't really like any of the characters. It's a light read nonetheless. A book for teenagers.
Date published: 2017-01-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Ughh The story felt kind of forced. It didn't feel very natural.
Date published: 2017-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun and Fast-Paced 13 Little Blue Envelopes is a fun story of a teenaged girl coming to terms with her eccentric aunt's death, and the scavenger hunt her aunt has left for her. I really liked this quick read - there's a lot of fun wish-fulfillment that is enjoyable to read - scavenger hunts, free trips across Europe, kind British boys, surprise relatives - and enough angst and conflict about what we really know about our relatives to drive the plot forward. Recommended!
Date published: 2014-11-09