Rated Reads

The Last Little Blue Envelope

by Maureen Johnson

Rated: Mild

Ever since Ginny’s backpack with her aunt’s letters in it was stolen at the end of 13 Little Blue Envelopes, she’s basically given up ever completing the quest her aunt sent her on. She has tried to move on with her life, going to school, filling out college applications for schools near her New Jersey home. It’s all just OK, being normal. Then out of the blue, a week before Christmas, a Brit named Oliver contacts her: he has her letters, and he’s willing to give them back to her. For a price.

And off Ginny goes on another adventure. This one will take her across France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Ireland. It will involve romance, but, much like the first book, only in a subtle, understated way. It’s more about tying up loose ends, saying goodbye and learning about art. There’s a lot about art and beauty, actually, something I thoroughly enjoyed.

It’s a good book; intelligent fluff for those who think their books should be smart and fun as well as swoon-y and sweet.

Rated: Mild. There’s a character who smokes, but he’s 21; and they all get a bit tipsy on New Year’s Eve, including our 18-year-old main character. There are a few instances of mild swearing as well.

— Reviewed by Melissa Fox

Melissa Madsen Fox's blogging career began in 2004 when she started Book Nut. Reading, reviewing and book blogging have taken over what's left of her life after being a stay-at-home mom to four rambunctious daughters and wife to a slightly- absent-minded professor of political science.

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  • The Last Little Blue Envelope
  • by Maureen Johnson
  • Rated: Mild
  • Genre: Young adult
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