young adult ficition

13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson.

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Ginny, aged 17, is left 13 little blue envelopes by her free-spirited young Aunt Peg. Little does she know just how much they will change her life!

Inside envelope No 1 is money and instructions to buy a plane ticket. 

Inside envelope No 2 are directions to a specific London flat

Inside envelope No 3 a note to Ginny says: Find a starving artist.

And because of envelope No 4 Ginny and a man called Keith go to Scotland together, with somewhat disastrous – though utterly romantic – results.

I had fairly low expectations of this novel, thinking it would be chick lit (nothing wrong with chick lit, it just isn’t my usual style) but so many people around me had been reading it that I decided to give it a try.

I loved it.

The style is engaging and you get swept up in Ginny’s adventures as she makes her way slowly across Europe on a crazy quest left behind by her aunt. I loved the romance storyline because it was so un-cliched and different to most others that I’ve read. And I loved the way the emotional side of it slowly creeps up on you before you even really notice.

I’ll 100% be reading more from Johnson.


VJ x

Book 95 of 100.