"Waiting on" Wednesday – What, I Have To Wait Until May???

Posted 8 December, 2010 by Danny in / 11 Comments

“Waiting on” Wednesday is hosted weekly by Jill at Breaking the Spine.
Heather, here. I’m doing this week’s “Waiting On” Wednesday and I can’t wait until May 2011 to get my hands on Maureen Johnson’s (Goodreads, Amazon, Twitter) sequel to Thirteen Little Blue Envelopes (Goodreads, Amazon), The Last Little Blue Envelope (Goodreads).

Goodreads description for Thirteen Little Blue Envelopes:

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.

I read Thirteen Little Blue Envelopes in 2007 after I saw it on the bargain book rack at my local Barnes and Noble. The cover caught my eye and the back cover description sounded unique and fun, so I picked it up.

The main character’s aunt gets a brain tumor and a package is delivered to Ginny after her death. The package includes a plane ticket to London, a list of rules, and thirteen little blue envelopes that Ginny can only open one by one as she travels across Europe. Each envelope contains a clue for the next part of her journey. Ginny doesn’t know where she will go next or who she will meet, but her aunt has it all planned out. The trip doesn’t go as smoothly as it could, but the bumps along the way make Ginny learn more about her deceased aunt and why Aunt Peg moved to London a few years previously. But Ginny also learns a lot about herself and what she wants out of life.

I plan on rereading Thirteen Little Blue Envelopes and reviewing it here on the Bewitched Bookworms closer to the release date of The Thirteenth Little Blue Envelope. The first book is definitely a five star book and I have high hopes for the sequel. I look forward to catching up with Ginny and the people she met along the way, especially the steamy Keith.

As a side note, Maureen Johnson is hilarious. Her twitter feed is full of surprises and strangeness every day. She is the first author I would recommend for everyone to follow if you’re on twitter. Her books are full of the same slightly twisted humor and vivid settings.

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11 Responses to “"Waiting on" Wednesday – What, I Have To Wait Until May???”

  1. The Storm Before Atlanta
    By Karen Schwabach
    Publication date: December 28, 2010

    At a time when most people have grown weary of the war between the states, two young children are desperate to find their way to the battlefields. Jeremy DeGroot wants nothing more than to join a troop as a drummer boy. For Dulcie, a runaway slave, freedom means she must head directly toward the fighting in the hopes that she'll become "contraband," that is, property of the Union troops. Both Jeremy and Dulcie find a place with the 107th New York Volunteer Regiment and even start to forge a friendship. But all that is threatened when they keep crossing paths with the mysterious Charlie, a young Confederate soldier, who may look like the enemy but feels more like a friend.

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  2. I CANNOT wait for this book! Not because I particularly liked the first, but quite the opposite really. I enjoyed the book but I absolutely HATED the ending! I mean really! *Semi spoiler… not really… but those spoiler sensitive, do not read on* I really only hated it because we never found out what is in the darned 13th envelope! I really, really, really, hope she finds the original in this one. I know this sounds ridiculous, but whenever someone mentions 13 LITTLE BLUE ENVELOPES, I get instantaneously mad. Like seriously, full of rage. It is the same way I feel about NORY RYAN'S SONG (have you read it? I read it in sixth grade… ) If you've read it you'll know what I'm talking about here – I need to know what was in the package! It is the not knowing that drives me crazy!

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