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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (9,291 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Maureen Johnson Narrator: Emily Durante Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Little Blue Envelope Series Release Date:
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Ginny Blackstone thought that the biggest adventure of her life was behind her. She spent last summer traveling around Europe, following the tasks her aunt Peg laid out in a series of letters before she died. When someone stole Ginny’s backpack—and the last little blue envelope inside—she resigned herself to never knowing how it was supposed to end.

Months later, a mysterious boy contacts Ginny from London, saying he’s found her bag. Finally, Ginny can finish what she started. But instead of ending her journey, the last letter starts a new adventure—one filled with old friends, new loves, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Ginny finds she must hold on to her wits … and her heart. This time, there are no instructions.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Johnson’s prose is as fluid and assured as ever, and extortion, heartbreak, and a host of entertaining British boys all play their parts as Ginny and friends venture from London to Paris, Amsterdam, and Dublin. Readers who, like Ginny, are on the edge of adulthood, will be drawn in by this winning mix of globe-trotting adventure and romance.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “As full of surprises, exploration, love, and life lessons as…[Johnson’s] first book. Readers who enjoyed that will be glad to see Ginny’s quest continue.”

    Children’s Literature

  • “A lively adventure with fully formed characters…Johnson’s characters are just the right blend of quirky and likeable to hold teens’ interest; they feel remarkably real, yet their circumstances are extraordinary. This is one of the rare books that will delight both lovers of contemporary adventures and those who prefer realistic romances.”


  • “Readers who finished 13 Little Blue Envelopes and wondered what was in the thirteenth envelope finally have an answer—and it’s a good one…Always authentic, usually funny, and occasionally heartrending; Johnson excels at conveying emotions through natural-sounding dialogue. New readers and old fans will find much to like, right down to the final life-altering kiss, in this celebration of growing up, moving on, and embracing (sometimes literally) the unexpected.”

    Horn Book magazine

  • “Johnson’s legions of fans will happily follow Ginny’s European adventures for the humor, realistic dialogue, and delicate journey through the grieving process.”


  • “[The Last Little Blue Envelope] begins a wild and tense journey through the British Isles…Ginny, a practical and level-headed girl, is likable and easy to root for. With its blend of life lessons and a dash of romance, this sequel is sure to appeal to fans of the first book.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Delightfully madcap…An appealingly smart and honest read.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Pammy | 2/12/2014

    " I actually finished yesterday but I forgot to update. It was pretty good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Laura Salas | 2/9/2014

    " Sequel to 13 Little Blue Envelopes. I really liked this one, though it didn't have the same magic as the first one, to me. I think part of it was that in the first one, you feel like Ginny is totally out of her element, and you're there with her. In the second one, she's back where you already know her, so you lose that fish-out-of-water aspect of it. It's still lovely and charming, but it's more predictable than the first one, too. (view spoiler)[ You just know the whole way through that she's going to end up falling for Oliver. And it's no big surprise that she decides to go to college in England, as well. (hide spoiler)] And she's so out of touch with her family that it starts to feel like it really is a mash-up. We're supposed to believe Ginny as a high-school senior, but it seems she's already living a basically independent life. Didn't seem realistic. And Ginny is pretty innocent, which is fine, but all the pieces of her situation don't always go together. She seems more like a 9th-or 10th-grader whose age was bumped up to make the travel more realistic. But she doesn't really feel like a high-school senior to me... And, and I know this is nit-picky, but what's up with the photoshopped envelope on the cover? I don't look at covers much (since I choose books based on recommendations and recognition of author name), but once my husband pointed out that the photo is clearly NOT of a girl really holding the envelope, it was so obvious. No drop shadow or anything?! C'mon! This book deserves a more polished cover. All that said, though, this was an enjoyable read. I couldn't wait to see what Ginny was up to now, and I loved the humor and the awkward situations throughout! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tsejin | 12/22/2013

    " This book was surprisingly a very enjoyable read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Eden | 12/17/2013

    " I loved this book its on my like top 200 and i love oliver but could somebody tell me his last name? "

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