13 Little Blue Envelopes

13 Little Blue Envelopes - Maureen Johnson Inside little blue envelope 1 are $1,000 and instructions to buy a plane ticket.

In envelope 2 are directions to a specific London flat.

The note in envelope 3 tells Ginny: Find a starving artist.

Because of envelope 4, Ginny and a playwright/thief/ bloke–about–town called Keith go to Scotland together, with somewhat disastrous–though utterly romantic–results. But will she ever see him again?

Everything about Ginny will change this summer, and it's all because of the 13 little blue envelopes.

On picking up 13 Little Blue Envelopes, I had high hopes for the story arc and where it would lead. I had heard many positive reviews and was anticipating a novel that I would enjoy and recommend.

Oh, how wrong I was.

To be fair, in the beginning I found 13 Little Blue Envelopes to be engaging and rather cute. However, as the story progressed I found that the storyline became less interesting and my attention began to waver, to the point where I could put the book down and walk away from it. Then, when I did come back, I found that it took me a chapter or two to get back into the story. As a reader, this is not what I want from a book. I want a book that holds my attention and makes me want to know what happens next.

As a whole, 13 Little Blue Envelopes just really isn’t my type of read. I found that the story was very slow in places and rather rushed in others, especially the ending, which left me confused and totally disorientated. However, for a cute, quick and easy read, it might just be up your street.