Monday, May 17, 2010

Book Review: 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson

In 13 Little Blue Envelopes, one of Maureen Johnson's most popular books, 17-year-old Ginny heads to Europe on an adventure. Her favorite aunt, who has recently died, left Ginny 13 envelopes to be opened and read as Ginny completes the assignments listed in the letters. Ginny wants to know more about her aunt's life in Europe before she died, but the rules and instructions her aunt left her will force Ginny to break out of her shy comfort level.

This book has it all - adventure, romance, surprising twists, and a fabulous setting as Ginny travels all over Europe. It may not be too realistic with Ginny's adventures in Europe, traveling all over by herself or relying on people she hardly knows, but if you can get past that, it's a fun read. For everyone who reads and loves this books, keep your eye out next spring for the sequel - The Last Little Blue Envelope!

And don't forgot, you can talk to Maureen Johnson on Thursday, May 27th when we Skype with her at the Library! Register at, call 847-929-5101, or stop by the Reference Services or Youth Services Desk.

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