Overview -The Last Little Blue Envelope by Maureen Johnson
- Pub. Date: April 2011
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Format: Hardcover , 288pp
- Sales Rank: 12,002
- Age Range: Young Adult
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.
The Last Little Blue Envelope starts after Ginny has returned home to the US and is getting ready to apply for colleges. She is having trouble writing her essay about what life event has changed you. How can she explain her summer traveling Europe following the Little Blue Envelopes left by her aunt. Keith, the boy she meet on her first trip has been more and more distant. Ginny opens her email one day to find an email from a totally stranger name Oliver saying that he has the 13th and last blue envelope and to meet him in London to discuss it. So off Ginny goes, back to London to finish off this adventure. Ginny decides to surprise Keith only to find that he is in a new relationship that he did not mention to her. Oliver basically is blackmailing Ginny to finish this last envelope and put together her aunt’s final art piece and sell it at Auction. Keith pretty much demands that he is going with Ginny and Oliver and the new girlfriend, Ellis, is along for the ride. What trouble will these four get themselves into and what will happen to their relationships?
I don’t often says that I enjoy a sequel book more than the first but in the case of The Last Little Blue Envelope I am saying just that. There was a lot going on in the first book, Thirteen Little Blue Envelopes, and sometimes it was just a lot to keep track of. Maureen Johnson focused more on the relationships and the interaction between the people that the adventure. While I loved the adventure before, I was read to really get to know Ginny and see how she was going to handle all of the pressure in this second book know how much she had grown in the first. This was a very quick read for me mostly because it was a well written clean story and I really really wanted to know what was going to happen. This is a great story and I would recommend it, I would say to really understand the book you do need to read the first.
* I purchased this book and all opinions are my own,