13 Litttle Blue Envelopes

13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson

Aunt Peg was like no other person Ginny knew. She was whimsical, extraordinary, and thrived on a steady diet of creativity and adventure. To Ginny, Aunt Peg wasn’t just her favorite aunt, she was much more. Aunt Peg was the aunt who took her to upscale boutiques to try on fancy gowns, the aunt who taught Ginny about art, the aunt who suddenly disappeared from her cozy apartment above the Chinese take out restaurant and ended somewhere in Europe.The same aunt that was about to change Ginny perspective and her life in thirteen blue envelopes.

Within these thirteen blue envelopes are instructions that Ginny must follow; instructions that will send Ginny backpacking her way through a European adventure that gives Ginny a glimpse into her late Aunt’s life. Leading Ginny from country to country, Aunt Peg leads Ginny to the places and people in which she loved, each offering a piece of the puzzle that was known as Aunt Peg’s life. Letting Ginny walk in Aunt Peg’s shoes, the envelopes lead her onto the path of her own self-discovery and self- awakening.

Full of depth, charm and adventure Maureen Johnson’s 13 Little Blue Envelopes is a rare gem that’s sure to please readers of all ages. When a lot of young adult books focus on the negatives of being a teenager, Johnson has managed to write a book that celebrate what it’s like to be seventeen and care-free.

Readers will instantly connect with Ginny, and feel as if they are a part of this insane European adventure. Ginny is well-developed, and the kind of girl anyone would want to be friends with. 13 Little Blue Envelopes is incredibly realistic, and the writing is just as fun and adventurous as the unforgettable plotline. Readers will have a hard time walking away. And will soon discover that there’s a part of Ginny in all of us.

Extra! Extra!

In honor of Maureen Johnson’s upcoming release of the Last Little Blue Envelope I have decided it’d be appropriate to do a giveaway!

So what is  The BookBandit giving away this time you ask? A copy of 13 Little Blue Envelopes  that has been signed by Maureen Johnson herself!

Contest will be open from April 14th until The Last Little Blue Envelope’s release on April 26th (at 11:59 p.m.). To enter simply comment on this post, telling if you were to receive an evelope (of any color) telling you to visit a foreign country, which country would you hope you’ll be visiting and why?

One winner will be chosen at random, via Random.org, and will be announced on April 27th. Winner will be contacted via e-mail, and has until April 29th at 11:59 p.m. to reply with a mailing address. If address isn’t received by then a new winner will be chosen and contacted!

Good Luck!


Twinklestoes by A.A. Milne

“When the sun

Shines through the leaves of the apple tree,

When the sun

Makes shadows of the leaves of the apple tree,

Than I pass

On the grass

From one leaf to another,

From one leaf to its brother,

Tip-toe, tip-toe!

Here I go!”