The Last Little Blue Envelope

The Last Little Blue Envelope - Maureen Johnson

I read the first book in this duology by maureen Johnson (13 little blue envelopes) back when I was in high school. I really loved it a lot. I was super excited to read this one. It just took me a while to get around to it. The book begins with Ginny back in America preparing her applications to university. She receives an email from someone who had her bag and in turn the last blue envelope from her Aunt Peg. So once again she jets off to finally finish what she had set off to do in the first book. We are reintroduced to a couple characters such as Richard, her Aunt's husband and Keith, the person she was kinda-something with. Ginny is expecting to get right back into the swing of things when she finds out Keith has a girlfriend, Ellis. Now immediately when I'm reintroduced to Keith I try to remember if I liked him in the first book. Mostly because in this one I don't like him at all, he's demanding and rude and not an overly good friend to Ginny. Sure he offers to trance around Europe with her but I can't help but feel he's not doing it for the right reasons. Ellis is nice enough. I truly believe that she and Ginny will remain friends when Ginny returns to London for Uni. Then we are introduced to Oliver, the person who has her things. At the beginning I don't think we are supposed to like him. Which is probably why he's portrayed as a bit of a dick. He won't give Ginny her last letter because he wants a portion of the money the painting they are going to find sells for. The book kept me interested and I quite enjoyed it. But there were a few things that drove me (Keith) that kept me from giving it a full 5 stars. I just wish she would have saw from the beginning that Keith was nothing but a starving actor that wanted to get a bit a bit of a profit off of the whole thing.