Everything about Ginny will change this summer, and it's all because of the 13
Little Blue Envelopes.
Inside little blue envelope 1 are $1,000 and instructions to buy a plane ticket.
In envelope 2 are directions to a specific London flat.
The note in envelope 3 tells Ginny: Find a starving artist.
Because of envelope 4, Ginny and her artist, a playwright/thief/bloke-about-town called Keith, go to Scotland together, with somewhat disastrous -- though utterly romantic -- results. Ginny isn't sure she'll see Keith again, and definitely doesn't know what to think about him.
Could the answer be in the envelopes?
Ginny doesn't know it, but adventures in Rome and Paris are in envelopes 6 and 8. The rules are that she has to open one at a time, in order, so perhaps it isn't surprising that she discovers things about her life and love one by one. Everything about Ginny will change this summer, and it's all because of the 13 Little Blue Envelopes.
I have never been a great follower of rules. You know that. So it's going to seem a little odd that this letter is full of rules I've written and that I need you to follow.
"Rules to what?" you have to be asking yourself. You always did ask good questions.
Remember how we used to play the "today I live in" game when you were little and used to come visit me in New York? (I think I liked "I live in Russia" best. We always played that one in winter. We'd go to see the Russian art collection at the Met, stomp through the snow in Central Park, then go to that little Russian restaurant in the Village that had those really good pickles and that weird hairless poodle who sat in the window and barked at cabs.)
I'd like to play that game one more timeexcept now we're going to be a little more literal. Today's game is "I live in London." Notice that I have included $1,000 in cash in this envelope. ...
It's easy to get absorbed into Ginny's journey of self-discovery. This would be a great choice for teenage girls who are drawn to such books as The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.
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Johnson is the author of four
books to date, The Key to the
Golden Firebird (2004), The Bermudez Triangle
(2005), 13 Little Blue
Envelopes (2005) and Devilish
all written with a female
teenage audience firmly in mind.
She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and studied writing and theatrical dramaturgy (the art of the theater and the writing of plays) at Columbia University.
During the years before she could write full time she served ...
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