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I listened to this book as an audio book during my drive to New Orleans which made me dislike the book even I didn t enjoy the reader s voice I enjoyed to New Orleans which made me dislike the book even I didn t enjoy the reader s voice I enjoyed book in the beginning but soon felt like the story was dragging and every country visited after Paris was nnecessary I also didn t really like any character in this book they had no depth and weren t interesting or likable The concept of this book and weren t interesting or likable The concept of this book so intriguing but I was disappointed This was supposed to be my cute inoffensive fluffy sweet palate cleanser book So much for best laid plans and all that To start with the book has an Raquel, the Jewess of Toledo utterly implausible setp improbable love story MC that is borderline stupid and by borderline I mean 100% stupid I was trying to be nice but well It was laden with clich s and conveniences and was all rather blandBut I mean it was okay I was expecting all of the aforementioned story set The Shadow at the Bottom of the World ups And it was very fluffy and overall fabulouslyndemanding of my already drained energy reserves I was happily distracted plodding along to a 2 star rating Until I wasn t at all happy any Until I got very angryUntil this book I wasn t at all happy any Until I got very angryUntil this book my good vibes and drained what little energy I had left And here s whySome backstory Lead character Ginny has been given 13 envelopes each containing directions from her dead aunt about what to do over the course of one summer abroad Envelope 6 tells her to head to the temple of the vestal virgins in Rome and Ginny thereafter remarks the following to herself Go see old virgins Now ask a strange boy out you shy retarded thing Do you see the offending word I m sorry But no I do not accept that this was the most appropriate word to Design for Six Sigma use in this situation Retarded has become synonymous with offensively describing someone with a mental illness and I am appalled that a YA author saw fit tose such a descriptor in her book And what s appalling is that this somehow. Inside little blue envelope 1 are 1000 and instructions to buy a plane ticketIn envelope 2 are directions to a specific London flatThe note in envelope 3 tells Gi. Got through editing and proof readingSure Call me overly sensitive if you want but I think this is a word that needs to be confined to the annals of history Society evolves Language evolves Move with it Do not casually throw in a word such as that as some sort of means to show that the throw in a word such as that as some sort of means to show that the character is self deprecating experiencing anxiety etc Just nope Absolutely Otis Oldfield unnecessary and bang out of order Especially not in a and bang out of order Especially not in a novel that has a target demographic ofite a young age YA books must be held to a higher standard because of their ability to influence young minds that are just figuring out this world for the first timeAnd to add insult to injury in the same chapter that this offensive word appears there is an attempted robbery by what are described as gypsy children and I m like no Can we not endorse all this negative cultural stereotyping Just call them delinuents but don t try to single them out due to their ethnicity or otherwise It further enforces long standing intolerance of minority groups and breeds an air of distrust around those who are not white and privileged AF So no This book is not for me and nor do I recommend it for anyone else And it s rare that I ever say such things as I sually can see the potential in a book for a certain type of reader But this time No no no one star I read this book as an assignment from a mother daughter book club that I am in with some friends from BF DayIt wasn t very good and while the plot is a nice idea the author didn t really write it very wellI mean who would let thier daughter go overseas with no contact to the US and only carrying what she could fit in her backpack And only haveing 1000 US dollars to spend In addition to several other appalling facts some of which areletting your daughter do the following1 stay with a adult male to whom she is not related to and you have no clue who he is other th. Nny Find a starving artistBecause of envelope 4 Ginny and a playwrightthief bloke about town called Keith go to Scotland together with somewhat disastrous though.

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13 Little Blue EnvelopesAn she is your nreliable completely out of controll sister s friend2 travel around Wciv, Volume 1 unsupervised all over Europe following a pack of envelopes3 go on a wild goose chase the letters written by your sister who as I mentioned before isnreliable and completely out of controllOh and by the way did I mention that your daughter isn t even out of high school yet I am not going to review this book except to say the thing that made me school yet I am not going to review this book except to say the thing that made me There were several instances in this book where something was mentioned and you think it is important and then it was droppedFor instance when the MC goes in the Louvre it is mentioned that she checks her backpack in at the front kind of like a coat check Okay No problemBut then as she is trying to get out of the Louvre she kind of starts going down random hall after hall in search of an exit and finally finds one and leaves Later we see that she is on the street and has her back packExcuse me Howwhen did she retrieve it This drove me to distraction Why was it even mentioned that she checked It In If You in If you a small detail like this it should be important later Do not leave me hanging It would ve been differnt if we never saw her leave the Louvre because the reader could then assume she retrieved itThis was not her leave the Louvre because the reader could then assume she retrieved itThis was not only scene that did this kind of thing There was another in Denmark when she gets off a train and it is mentioned that she has to pee very badly She does not know which restroom is mens or womens As she is trying to decide her ride comes hustles her along to a boat and we never find out of the poor girl ever got to peeI worried about her through the next few scenesOkay other than that the book was a good readCarry on with your lives 25This was a Even Monsters Need Haircuts uick read but at the same time I felt like it dragged nothing had any real depth so I just wasestioning what the point of the story was and why these characters existed. Utterly romantic results But will she ever see him againEverything about Ginny will change this summer and it's all because of the 13 little blue envelopesAges 12.