Thursday, July 18, 2013

The Last Little Blue Envelope (Little Blue Envelopes #2) by Maureen Johnson

I read 13 Little Blue Envelopes two years ago right after my dad died of cancer.  It was one of those books that was perfect for what I was going through right then.  I was so glad to see a copy of The Last Little Blue Envelope on the shelf at my local library on a recent trip.  Here is the cover and the Goodreads blurb:

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.
In this book Ginny learned the important life lesson that people can let you down.  They can seriously hurt you without meaning to.  She also learned not to judge a book by its cover.  I think my absolute favorite character in this book was Oliver.  He is trying so hard to be tough and immune to all the words that Keith spews at him but he is so amazing underneath.  He has two lovely scenes at the very end that are some of the best moments of the book.  Another favorite is the scene on the hill at night.  The end was heartbreaking because I was so sad that it was over!  I'd love to see more from Ginny in the future but it still ended on a positive note.  I swear, everything Maureen Johnson writes is gold.

You can click here to find the Little Blue Envelopes series on Goodreads.  Maureen Johnson can be found on her website, Twitter and her blog.  The Last Little Blue Envelope earns 5 Fairies from me for a lovely continuation of the previous book.

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