The Last Little Blue Envelope
Author: Maureen Johnson
Publication date:April 26 2011
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.
I absolutely loved “The last little blue envelope”; it was 100 times better than 13 little blue envelopes.
In the 13 little blue envelopes Ginny gets 13 envelopes from her dead aunt giving her a list of instructions to do in each envelope, while going through each envelope she would travel to different places, while she was on the 12 envelope her backpack got stolen and she never got to see what was in the 13th and last envelope.
In “The last little blue envelope” she gets an email from someone named Oliver saying he has the last envelope. Ginny travels to London and meets him at a café where he tells her the deal, he won’t show her the envelope but he says it involves getting a piece of art and selling it. He makes a proposition telling her that he wants 50% of the sales. She reluctantly agrees, he’s blackmailing her how can she not go along with it?
She finds Keith her former crush/maybe boyfriend and to her surprise he already has a girlfriend that he didn’t tell her about. Somewhere along the line she tells Keith about Oliver and the last envelope and he says that he wants to drive to Paris and wherever else she needs to go. Keith’s girlfriend also ended up coming with and all four of them hopped into Keith’s small car and drove to Paris.
There they follow the instructions in the envelope ending up in Ireland and getting stranded because the car broke down and can’t be fixed. With the help of all four of them they get the art that they need and trudge back to London to sell it.
“The last little blue envelope” is one big adventure and who can’t help but wonder what’s up with mysterious Oliver. The love triangle in this book is somewhat predictable but I couldn’t get enough of it.
I fell in love with Oliver and his long coat ;) I did think he was very weird at first, he was so weird and I didn’t trust them, he was practically blackmailing Ginny, if I were Oliver I would have punched Keith not even half way through the book. He was such a jerk.
I recommend this book to all those who fell in love with 13 little blue envelopes, and even if you didn’t like it I can promise you, you will love the second one.