Title: The Last Little Blue Envelope
Author: Maureen Johnson
Date Finished: July 15, 2011.
Personal Book Count: 25 out of 75
Rating: 4 out of 5
Genre/ Subject: Young Adult fiction
First Line: It was that time of day again.
Why did I pick this book?: it is the sequel to 13 Little Blue Envelopes
Summary and Review: taken from harper teen website-
“Ginny Blackstone thought that the biggest adventure of her life was behind her. She spent last summer traveling around Europe, following the tasks her aunt Peg laid out in a series of letters before she died. When someone stole Ginny's backpack—and the last little blue envelope inside—she resigned herself to never knowing how it was supposed to end.
Months later, a mysterious boy contacts Ginny from London, saying he's found her bag. Finally, Ginny can finish what she started. But instead of ending her journey, the last letter starts a new adventure—one filled with old friends, new loves, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Ginny finds she must hold on to her wits . . . and her heart. This time, there are no instructions.”
Over all, I enjoyed this book. It was a great wrap up for the previous book. With that said, there were parts that bugged me. Ginny is a teenage girl, about to graduate from high school. Don't you think she would know better than to let strange men blackmail her into going to other countries with them, and not tell anyone? The other thing about her, were there were parts in this book I found her to be... selfish. But that could be the teenager thing. Also, it didn't take long for Keith’s bullying to start wear thin for me. I found myself really liking Ellis (Keith's girlfriend) fairly quickly, whether I wanted to or not. As for the story? I love “the hill”. If you read it, you know what I mean. If you didn't, you NEED to go get this book and read it, so you do know what I mean. As I read this book, I found myself wanting to be eccentric, like Ginny's dead aunt. But not excessively so, like the aunt, but I would want to be just enough so that I amused myself and others. But I think to pull that off you would need to be either very rich or very broke. I found the ending vague, with loose ends. Does this leave it open to a sequel? I thought this was supposed to be the sequel? As much as I liked this book, it did take me 2 stints from the library to read it. But that could be a comment on me, the book, or just the time of year. Over all, it was very different from the first, but still a fun read.
Agree? Disagree? Recommendations? Any insights, suggestions, or comments on the book or format, or blog at all are most welcome. If you have read this and/ or review it yourself, please let me know. Can you think of any books like this? Give me a recommendation! =D