The Last Little Blue Envelope

The Last Little Blue Envelope

by Maureen Johnson


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ISBN-13: 9780061976810
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/24/2012
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 282
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile: HL670L (what's this?)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Maureen Johnson is the bestselling author of several novels, including 13 Little Blue Envelopes, the Truly Devious series, the Suite Scarlett series, and the Shades of London series. She has also written collaborative works such as Let It Snow with John Green and Lauren Myracle and The Bane Chronicles with Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan. Maureen lives in New York and online on Twitter @maureenjohnson or at 

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The Last Little Blue Envelope 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 580 reviews.
ReadergirlReviews More than 1 year ago
I always enjoy the idea of someone who has passed on leaving behind a set of instructions, letters, tasks or gifts for a loved one still alive. Loved it in P.S. I Love You (awesome movie. If you haven't seen it yet, what's wrong with you?) I also love the concept in Maureen Johnson's The Last Little Blue Envelope. She brings such a neat new perspective to the concept, where Ginny's Aunt Peg has left a series of letters for her that send her on adventures through Europe. This time, Ginny's last letter, which she thought lost, is found by an English boy named Oliver. The adventure begins again, with some old friends returning, and a new one, Oliver, there to stir up trouble and feelings. I loved Ginny! She was such a fun character to read because she was independent, smart, and determined to follow her aunt's instructions to the end of the journey and its rewarding conclusion. Oliver was a bit harder to figure out. At first, his motives for what he does seem not so very honorable, until much later you find out what the true motives are. I had guessed along the way that Oliver probably had a good reason for what he was doing, and as romance began to bloom between Oliver and Ginny, I found myself convinced that he was a great guy. The romance between the two was sweet, although I could have stood to see a bit more development on this aspect. It was pretty late into the book before things really start to take off, so it didn't leave a whole lot of time left to really see their relationship grow. So Ginny's final decision, while nice and what I would have wanted, didn't make as much sense. I haven't read the previous book, but this one intrigued me enough that I will definitely be picking up a copy. I enjoyed Maureen Johnson's straightforward writing style and had fun reading this book and following Ginny's adventures. All in all, a satisfying read.
Balina More than 1 year ago
What a book! l loved it!
Brittany5704 More than 1 year ago
Good way to end the book. It was great to finally get to know what the last letter contained (although, it seems ultimately to not have been the point). Takes care of the loose ends from the previous book, and managed to not bog down the book with recaps from the previous. Definitely recommend for anyone adventurous, or anyone who wishes they were.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fabulous continuation of the story from the first book. These stories inspire me to have an adventure of my own. A fun, inspiring, cute and lively story. Get ready to curl up with a cup of tea and read this book from start to finish!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am an adult who traveled Europe with my friends when I was in my early 20's and I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I did notice that it was recommended both for 9 to 12 and teens. This is definitely NOT a 9 to 12 read, only for one passage, but it is not appropriate for a 9, or a 12 year old to read about a girl being felt up by a boy and making the decision that it shouldn't go further. Makes me question who is making these recommendations.
latinaaor More than 1 year ago
After reading the free drida selection with the first book i had to buy the second one. I Absolutely love her books. You have a new fan!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVED THIS BOOK SOOOOOOOOOSOSOSOSO MICH it is amazing but u must read the first book first CANNOT READ OUT OF ORDER loved it and i like oliver more than keith Keith is totally uncool for doing what he did to her but i cant tell u cause im not a spoiler ;) <3
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the first book and fell in love with it. It was just so good i could not stop reading. You MUST read this and the first book there sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the first book, and this one did not disappoint! Like others have said, it answers some questions and ties up loose ends! If you liked the first one, which you should read first, then you'll like this one! It would be nice to know what happens to Ginny after this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I luved this book! Had a great plot and never got boring. I just wish there was more romance. I also wish that we could find out what happened to keith and ginnys relationship after their fight.
GtzLstNRding More than 1 year ago
What a great conclusion to this story. I love how the author ties this story together with the artist aunt taking her neice on an incredible journey of life and its mysteries. Teachering her to trust in others and have faith in the unknown, discovering who you are and what a wonderful journey life can be if you are not afraid to take risks and chances and to explore other cultures. Ginny learns to trust strangers and put faith in the world and those around her and for being a shy girl she does it gracefully. Actually the story doesn't really need to end. I can see the author taking Ginny to college and a journey of education outside of the united states and all the strange characters she will meet. Who knows maybe we will see more of her journey.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok so .. this isnt really age appropriatre for kids or cchildren under the ages of 12 or13 because of ginnys romance i the novel. But otherwise its i well written and a little dragged out. Please dinttt tell me theres 3 books omg. Read mazerunners instead. Fast paced series tht keeps you on the edge of your seat. Good luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I honestly didn't expect the book to be this good, but it was fantastic. It had some very unexpected twists that left me happy and a little sad at the same time. It was definitely worthwhile because it was more than a good plot, it was a story with feeling (XD I am so cheesey). Read it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book and think its great as a coming of age story. I liked how everthing ended from the earlier book. Thought it was overall great.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a must read! Favorite book! Read the first book first so you get the whole story :) Also my favorite author!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the characters and style. The author did a great job of keeping me engaged and wanting to find out what happened next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the book!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am an avid reader and I pick books like these up once in awhile. It was a nice book but there was really no point at all. The plot was all too slow for me, and well some things didn't make any sense. Make sure to read the first book before you read this one.
Bien More than 1 year ago
I bought this after getting the 13 Blue Envelopes free. Good read.
Anonymous 3 days ago
Expected a different ending but it made sense.
TFS93 on LibraryThing 29 days ago
I wanted to love this as much as the first, it just didn't live up to my expectations. Keith is a dirt ball throughout the book. Oliver is a jerk who I immediately wanted to punch in the face. Don't even get me started on Keith's girlfriend, WAY too nice to Ginny and just found her boring. I was glad to finally see what was in the last envelope! I did enjoy Ginny reconnecting with Richard. Not terrible but not what I was hoping for. Still love Maureen Johnson and looking forward to reading more by her!
Annesanse on LibraryThing 29 days ago
I just love the idea of these books. I've always wanted something like what happens to Ginny to happen to me. It would be so exciting and fun to receive a bunch of envelopes and be led on an adventure around Europe.I think I liked this book even more than the first one. It's so easy to feel what Ginny is feeling. I was sad when she was sad, confused when she was confused, and happy when she was happy. Also, I just love Richard. What an awesome character he is. I feel so sad for him, because he's lost so much, but I love seeing how much he cares about Ginny. It was pretty cool to see how what had seemed like a happily ever after in the last book played out. It felt very real, and I thought a lot of the lessons Ginny learned this time around were authentic feeling. (not sure if that makes sense)The ending left me wanting more, but I doubt there will be another book. Overall, it was funny, cute, exciting, and surprisingly deep.
readinggeek451 on LibraryThing 29 days ago
Someone has found Ginny's backpack with the letters from her aunt. But the 13th letter describes one last work of art, and he won't return the letter unless she agrees to give him half the money. So she flies back to England to meet him and to touch base with Keith, and another adventure begins.An appealing follow-up.
dk_phoenix on LibraryThing 29 days ago
If you haven't read 13 Little Blue Envelopes, you'll want to start there first. Unfortunately, the title of the sequel is a mild spoiler for the first book, so if you do plan to read the first one, step away from this review now so you don't learn even more. M'kay?All right. I will continue. This book, which Johnson wrote at the behest of fans across the world, is the story of what happened to that final little blue envelope after the theft of Ginny's backpack in Greece at the end of the first book. Ginny receives an email from someone who claims to have the envelopes, and wants to meet her to talk it over and give them back. Torn about her future and looking for a distraction, Ginny returns to England, meets the guy who has them, and... learns there is a final piece of artwork to find. And the guy with the envelopes? He's demanding half the profits once the piece is found and sold--and he's holding the full contents of the final envelope hostage in the meantime. Ginny needs what he knows about the letter, and he needs what she knows about her late aunt.In typical Maureen Johnson style, the story unfolds almost casually as the characters interact with each other so realistically it's like watching a bit of reality television, or being there in person with your friends. Her writing style is so true to life and fluid that I often don't feel entirely impressed by her books while I'm reading them, but when I'm finished with the story, I find myself thinking about it and the people and certain moments along the way as they play like memories through my imagination. That's when I know I've truly enjoyed the book, even without realizing it.There's plenty of typical teenage drama in this book--angst, anger, joy, and complicated teen romance--but it works without coming across as overdone. The ending makes sense, and felt right. Certain things aren't entirely resolved, but taken just to the point that one might expect in real life, where sugar-happy endings aren't always guaranteed and healing takes time. Johnson really has keen insight into the emotional lives & brains of teens, and I'm fairly certain that with the contents of this final little blue envelope finally revealed, the end to Ginny's story will give fans of the first book the resolution they craved.
molliekay on LibraryThing 29 days ago
Ginny is back for another adventure across Europe. She was sent an e-mail with the first few lines of the missing 13th little blue envelope. Her instructions are to go back to England and help the sender find the three sections of Aunt Peg's last piece. Since she is stressed out from trying to write her college essay, she takes the opportunity to hop on a plane and jet back to England, anxious to see Keith and find the piece.Johnson was able to pick up the fast paced adventure and let the reader jump right back into Ginny's story. I'm sure the mystery of the last little blue envelope has intrigued many readers, and finally their curiosity will be satisfied. With just enough romance thrown in to spice things up, The Last Little Blue Envelope is a sequel worth checking out.