She writes a letter to her aunt, letting her know that even though she never read the 13th envelope, she knows what it said.
How can Ginny have a sexy adventure in England and then the rest of Europe if her mom is following her around?
Some of what might have been in the note gets discovered later, but you never know for sure what it said. Look, some of my annoyance with this book is based on just how often the parents disappear in YA fiction. Love, Your Runaway Aunt The hidden deeper meaning Ginny searches for in these seems to be that all beauty fades, crumbles and turns to dust but that the beauty immortalized in paints lasts a little longer.
Sell me on the black market? Why did you waste my time with that scene if it meant nothing? They argue over the stolen figurine once more, and Ginny parts ways with Keith. This book should have been written about a girl who has completed one or two years of college, who has some experience living out there on her own within reasonable distance to her family even if that reasonable distance is merely being able to pick up a phone and ask for financial help.
Forced, contrived etc etc. Richard gets Ginny started on her tasks but leaves her to fend for herself as she tries, after a couple of false starts, to find an artist to whom to give a gift of close to one thousand British Pounds.
Mari gives Ginny an impermanent tattoo on her shoulder.
Her bankcard is overdrawn, so Ginny asks Richard to help her return to England. Set in New York and throughout Europe, the story follows shy, seventeen-year-old Virginia Ginny Blackstone on an adventurous journey of acceptance and self-discovery spurred on by her late artistic aunt Peg.
In the third letter, Peg implores Ginny to gift British pounds to an artist she likes. She will fall in love; discover that she has a new relative; have everything she owns stolen requiring a call to London for rescue; and discover that there are many kinds of wealth in the process. Ginny reunites with Keith in Paris, who claims that fate brought them back together.
Ginny has an argument with Keith after he steals a mini-Godzilla statue from Mari, prompting their separation. While in Greece, her backpack is stolen, along with the 13th envelope.
There, Ginny receives a package postmarked from London. When Peg suffers a fatal illness, she leaves behind thirteen little blue envelopes, or instructions, for Ginny to follow. In London, the destination revealed in the second blue envelope, Ginny meets Richard who escorts her around on various tasks assigned to her.
You can get your next assignment there, in the proper atmosphere. Ginny leaves half of her inheritance to Richard and travels back home to New Jersey. Ginny is given four rules to abide by on her trip: You cannot bring extra money Keith is around for one country and pops up in another so that their romance can develop.
Her aunt leaves her four rules to follow:13 Little Blue Envelopes is a quick, light read that will intrigue young readers from the first page.
This 'road trip novel' is filled with adventure and a cute romance. Maureen Johnson manages to pull off an entertaining story in pages that may not fulfil older readers' expectations/5. Jan 04, · Summary: I couldn't think of a way to summarize this without giving away too much, so here is the (somewhat cheesy) summary from mint-body.com: When Ginny receives thirteen little blue envelopes and instructions to buy a plane ticket to London, she knows something exciting is going to happen.
What Ginny doesn't know is that she will have the. 13 LITTLE BLUE ENVELOPES is a very interesting book, full of realistic details of faraway places. Anyone who has the soul of an adventurer or is an armchair traveler will be swept away on a grand adventure in Europe with Ginny.
13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson is a story about a shy, young, seventeen-year old girl named Virginia (Ginny) Blackstone who embarks on a European adventure of a lifetime. It is a trip that could be called a treasure hunt with a twist.
Summary and reviews of 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson, plus links to a book excerpt from 13 Little Blue Envelopes and author biography of Maureen Johnson.
13 Little Blue Envelopes is a realistic fiction young adult novel by Maureen Johnson. It tells the story of a young woman who embarks on a journey throughout Europe by following instructions left to her in letters from her aunt.
Plot summary. Virginia "Ginny" Blackstone, a seventeen-year-old girl who is on summer break before Publisher: HarperCollins.Download