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13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson
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Nov 24, 2009

it was ok
bookshelves: series, reviews, bleh-or-snooze
Read in November, 2009

Aunt Peg is dead and now Ginny has to go through 13 Little Blue Envelopes which tell her where to go and what to do. But there are some rules to follow:

Rule #1: You may bring only what fits in
your backpack. Don’t try to fake it out with
a purse or a carry-on.

Rule #2: You may not bring guidebooks,
phrase books, or any kind of foreign
language aid. And no journals.

Rule #3: You cannot bring extra money or
credit/debit cards, traveler’s checks, etc.
I’ll take care of all that.

Rule #4: No electronic crutches. This means
no laptop, no cell phone, no music, and no
camera. You can’t call home or communicate
with people in the U.S. by Internet or
telephone. Postcards and letters are
acceptable and encouraged.

Now, that's a good example of chick-lit with meaning. Made me wish, I had a mad aunt too, so I could take those big chunks of life with me.

Ginny learns that people can still leave things behind, even when they are gone from our lives. And the present her aunt Peg left her through those letters, may be much bigger than she had first thought ...

Quotable quote:
“Sometimes artists like to catch themselves looking out, let
the world see them for once. It’s a signature. This one is a very
bold one. But this is also a witnessing. We want to remember,
and we want to be remembered. That’s why we paint.”

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Reading Progress

11/24/2009 page 262
81.37% "So far, so good. I like the author's approach, but I guess that's because I haven't read that many books which are like this."

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