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Sunday, September 09, 2007

Off the Shelf 0708-3

13 Little Blue Envelopes

By Maureen Johnson
© 2005

Ginny is caught up in a fun and entertaining scavenger hunt around the world when her somewhat eccentric aunt dies and leaves her intriguing clues! Her passport is stamped in London, Scotland, Paris, Amsterdam, Greece and more idyllic settings. Her path crosses with new friends, strange traveling companions, and some wild characters. Adventurous, but still somewhat timid, Ginny learns, loves, and develops a new appreciation for life in her travels.

Reading this book reminded me of my own adolescent summers, even without the world-wide tour. Engaging and fairly light reading, it was a good choice for a summertime read. With a 'fairy tale' ending, it may be a little sappy for some, but all in all, it was enjoyable. Taken at a little deeper level, it would be interesting to re-trace Ginny's steps via Google Earth and add in some historical and geographical content!

My recommendation: 4 out of 5 stars
Submitted by M. Coleman, Media Specialist

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