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The Last Little Blue Envelope: 04/26/13

 cover art (Link goes to Powells)The Last Little Blue Envelope by Maureen Johnson is the sequel to 13 Little Blue Envelopes. Ginny thinks her adventure in London and Europe is over until she receives a note saying her backpack has been found, and along with it, the final envelope.

Curious, Ginny returns to London to meet the boy with her backpack. Although it includes instructions that will lead Ginny to one more piece of her aunt's artwork, those instructions are held hostage by the boy who found the envelope. In order to complete her aunt's final wishes, Ginny has to trust the boy and take him along on the adventure.

While the story lacks the treasure hunt adventure of the first book, Ginny and her companions make up for anything lacking in the way of plot. The boy who found the envelope, Oliver, to my mind was the most interesting and enigmatic of the ensemble. As he reveals pieces of the final letter, he also gives hints to his own personality and life story.

Although the journey set forth by Ginny's aunt is complete at the end of The Last Little Blue Envelope, there's more here that I'd like to explore. I think Oliver could stand alone as a character. He has more stories to tell.

Five stars

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Comment #1: Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 15:21:33

Freda Mans

I still need to read this last one to complete the series. Nice to know the series can go further still.



Comment #2: Saturday, May 04, 2013 at 18:55:52

Pussreboots

Maureen Johnson so far seems to write two book series, so The Last Little Blue Envelope is most likely the last bok with these characters. But yes, it's nice that she's left things with enough what-ifs to imagine how things might play out.