Monday, May 2, 2011

13 Little Blue Envelopes

13 Little Blue Envelopes Free with Bonus Material13 Little Blue Envelopes Free with Bonus Material by Maureen Johnson

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

Honestly, I'm not sure why I stuck this one out. I was hoping that the book would live up to its premise, but it never did. The main character was flat, one dimensional and boring. The guy she hooks up with is a creeper. There's a best friend that we never get properly introduced to (who might have had a chance to liven up this story). The aunt was really the only saving grace of the book. She was the classic flaky, fun artist aunt and I adored her. I would have like to seen more of her in this novel. The storyline that followed the plot just didn't follow through. The main character's attempts to fulfill her aunts requests were half-hearted at best - in some cases I wouldn't have even considered them accomplished. Some points of the story were missing, like there was something we were supposed to "get" but just didn't have enough information. There was some bad writing (in my opinion), quite a few "Americanisms" were incorrectly done - like the expression "Up and Adam". Seriously? It's "Up and at 'em." There were quite a few of this mistakes made throughout the book, which is probably an epic fail on the part of the editor.

Synopsis: 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 adventure of her life and it will change her in more ways than one. Life and love are waiting for her across the Atlantic, and the thirteen little blue envelopes are the key to finding them in this funny, romantic, heartbreaking novel.

Book Two of Self-Challenge

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