13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson
Ginny's aunt dies and leaves behind 13 little blue envelopes. Ginny opens the first and finds $1000 and instructions to buy a plane ticket to London. The other envelopes start an adventure that will be full of laughter and tears and will bring Ginny closer to her aunt.
There were so many things that I liked about this book. Johnson's writing made even the most unbelievable schemes seem possible. Ginny is headstrong heroine who isn't afraid of being alone in foreign countries. That alone made me like her. Personally, I think I'd freak out if someone just plopped me down in Europe with no money and no friends. The ending also has a great twist that I totally wasn't expecting.
After a few weeks contemplating this book, I decided that I couldn't really get past the unbelievable plot. Whose parents would just let them buy a ticket to Europe with no destination in mind? I also wasn't a big fan of Keith, Ginny's romantic interest. He did have some good points, but I felt like overall he didn't treat her well enough.
I'm definitely going to pick up Maureen Johnson's other books because I really like her writing style. This one just wasn't for me.