(Note: An updated version of this recommendation is available here.)
I bought this book a couple years ago, but I’ve read it a few times since then. 13 Little Blue Envelopes is just one of those books that I can’t help returning to.
Want to know why?
13 Little Blue Envelopes starts out a bit sad, with the main character, Ginny, dealing with the death of her aunt. But from there, the novel goes on to tell the story of Ginny following a trail of letters left to her by that aunt. The adventure she ends up taking is all at once sad, funny and exactly what Ginny needed.
I loved the humour in this novel, whether that was the humour of the situations or the characters. And the characters themselves were people that I liked. I wanted to keep reading about them, particularly Ginny and Keith.
Luckily for me, and anyone else who enjoyed the book as much as I did, there’s a sequel. I haven’t had the chance to read The Last Little Blue Envelope, but it’s one I’m definitely looking forward to.
Would you follow the directions?
Would you travel around the world?
Would you open the envelopes one by one?
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.
Everything about Ginny will change this summer, and it’s all because of the 13 little blue envelopes.