TEEN LIBRARIAN'S REVIEW:
"13 Little Blue Envelopes" tells the story of 17-year-old Ginny and the series of mysterious, clue-filled letters her Aunt Peg left before she died. Each letter contains a task that Ginny must complete before she can open the next envelope. The letters take Ginny from her home in New Jersey, into Manhattan, and on to a European adventure. On her own, Ginny must figure out clues related to paintings and architectural sites in places like London, Scotland, Paris, Rome, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, and the island of Corfu. Along the way, Ginny struggles to overcome her natural shyness, believe in her own strength and independence, and decide exactly how she feels about zany British performance artist Keith.
This is a fun book, since it takes the reader through so many interesting spots throughout Europe, and, along the way, you get art, romance, and adventure.
By the way, we're starting a Moms & Daughters Sunday Book Club at the Library this fall, and "13 Little Blue Envelopes" will be the first book we discuss. Kinnelon teens in grades 6 and up — and their moms, grandmoms, sisters, etc. — who sign up starting September 1st will get two copies of the book. Come pick up the book and join us on Sunday, September 24th at 3pm.