The Last Little Blue EnvelopeHardback
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Format: Hardback | 282 pages
- Dimensions: 148mm x 217mm x 26mm | 372g
- Publication date: 26 April 2011
- Publication City/Country: New York, NY
- ISBN 10: 0061976792
- ISBN 13: 9780061976797
- Sales rank: 108,288
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.
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By TeensReadToo 23 Sep 2011
After an amazing summer traveling around Europe, Ginny returned home to finish high school. Now, she's working on the dreaded college essay and wondering if it is truly worth the trouble. She is taken totally by surprise when a letter written by her Aunt Peg once again takes center stage in her life.
When Aunt Peg discovered she had incurable cancer, she wrote a series of letters that became a sort of scavenger hunt/vacation for Ginny. Following the instructions in the letters, Ginny went from one European location to another, learning more about herself through the words of her aunt. The catch was that the final letter disappeared when Ginny's bag was stolen. Now, a stranger has contacted Ginny with news of the lost letter.
Once again, Ginny heads to London hoping to retrieve the letter and read her aunt's final words. The mysterious stranger has other ideas. His name is Oliver, and he intends to use knowledge gained from the last letter to turn a profit. The information contained in the letter instructs Ginny to travel to three places - France, Belgium, and Ireland. At each stop, she will find a portion of her aunt's last piece of artwork. When all the pieces are assembled, she is to auction the art and receive whatever money it earns. Oliver intends to force Ginny to share the money.
What follows is a whirlwind journey taking Ginny, Oliver, and two others from one interesting place to another. Inclement weather, a rattle-trap car, and some less-than-cooperative people combine to make the trip a somewhat difficult adventure.
Author Maureen Johnson shows her true talent as she brings Ginny to life once again. Quirky characters and sassy dialogue make this a great read; however, be sure to read 13 LITTLE BLUE ENVELOPES first so you can appreciate the depth of Ginny's adventure.
By Maria Guajardo (GABY) 29 Jul 2011
The Last Little Blue Envelope is the sequel of 13 Little Blue Envelopes. If you read it, you most remember, Ginny's last envelope was stolen and she had to end her journey her own way. It has been a year and suddenly, she receives an email from a guy who found her backpack (and her letters) and knows she still has one left to read.
I think I liked this book more than the previous. 13 Little Blue Envelopes was good, but I thought Ginny was kind of boring. Instead, now Ginny is older, wiser and more adventurous. She knows this may be her last chance to have an adventure, so she decides to go back to London and retrieve her letter.
Of course, she also wants to see Keith, the hot actor Ginny met last year. They have been talking via internet, but lately Keith has been busy...and she really misses him.
Maureen Johnson manages to create a realistic story of a girl looking for her path. Not everything works out as Ginny's plans when she arrived at London, Keith may have a new girlfriend and Oliver, the guy with her letters, wants to steal from her.
I;m glad not everything was perfect for Ginny, because thanks to that she had so many different opportunities. And I really liked the changes of the characters, in a year people can change so much without even noticing it.
I liked Ginny much more in this book. Keith was the same, kind of immature, but he shows his other face. He can be actually very mean, and I can't believe Ginny's feelings didn't evaporate right after she saw him again.
Oliver was supposed to be the bad guy, but it's so easy to like him. He wants Ginny and him to finish her last task, which will meant that she probably will gain lots of money. He wants money, but it's obvious his reason is more than greed. He was reserved and mysterious, but also sweet. I couldn't stand reading Keith being mean with him, I just wanted to scream to Ginny to do something.
Overall, The Last Little Blue Envelopewas very enjoyable. I was glad I read about Ginny again and see that she have been maturing and really looking for her path. As I said before, I liked better this one that 13 Little Blue Envelopes, so if you already read that one, I recommend you to read more of Ginny's adventure.
By Sarah Saville 13 Apr 2011
'The Last Little Blue Envelope' was an utterly wonderful novel. We get to see the characters we loved in the first novel, as well as some new (yet equally awesome) people. Maureen Johnson once again took her readers on an adventure worth remembering.
I loved Johnson's use of the characters we already know, and how she showed the growth they had all gone through since the last novel. 13 Little Blue Envelopes is a wonderful novel in itself, and this sequel is really worth the wait.
A simply wonderful novel, I do not know how much more there is to say without spoiling the entire plot, but it is worth a read and definitely worth a buy.