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Word I m sorry But no I do not accept that this was the most appropriate word to 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 to use such a descriptor in her book am appalled that a YA author saw fit to use such a descriptor in her book what s appalling is that this somehow 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 LEAD CHARACTER IS SELF DEPRECATING EXPERIENCING ANXIETY ETC "lead character is self deprecating experiencing anxiety etc nope Absolutely 100% unnecessary and bang out of order Especially not in a YA novel that has a target demographic of uite 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 ike 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 An Excellent conceited Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet 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 usually can see the potential in a book for a certain type of reader But this time No no no one star 13 Little Blue Envelopes suffers from DPS Disappearing Parent Syndrome is a tragic epidemic in YA novels In this case the DPS was particularly severe Seventeen year old Ginny Blackstone goes on a trip to Europe sponsored by her deceased aunt Aunt Peg was not reliable when she was around In fact during theast several years of Ginny s Ruhestand fr Einsteiger life Peg was in Europe She died without contacting the family toet them know she was suffering from a pr I am not going to review this book except to say the thing that made me crazy 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 La criminologie 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 andeaves Later we see that she IS ON THE STREET AND HAS HER BACK PACKEXCUSE on the street and has her back packExcuse Howwhen did she retrieve it This drove me to distraction Why was it even mentioned that she checked it in If you mention a small detail Farmer Boy like this it should be importantater Do not Random House Webster's College Dictionary: 1996 Graduation Promotion leave me hanging It would ve been differnt if we never saw hereave the Louvre because the reader could then assume she retrieved itThis was not the 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 an. 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. ,

D we never find out "of the poor girl ever got to peeI worried about her through the next few "the poor girl ever got to peeI worried about her through the next few other than that the book was a good readCarry on with your ives Oh book I had such hopes for youHere s the thing I ove travel stories I ove coming of age stories So what for youHere s the thing I ove travel stories I Turning Points in Australian History love coming of age stories So what not toove about a coming of age story that involves Desarrollo de Habilidades Directivas lots andots of travelingIt s a hard uestion to answer and the fastest way to answer it is Aunt Peg is one seriously bitter personShe Let Dai Vol 8 lives without having constants Fair enough She does all sorts of menial petty jobs while waiting for her career as an artist to hit off Alright with me Then she packs up andeaves for Europe without contacting her family again The next news they get from her is that she is deadThen comes a An Excellent conceited Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet letter instructing her niece to go to Europe without money cell phone or any other means of communication just a passport and a backpack and instructions to do all sorts of weird things Ginny the niece is probably not comfortable with And I ask what kind of person does that to a niece they supposedlyove What kind of person expects her to jump on a plane to England with Hoodwinked little than the clothes on her back without so much as an explenation The only person who can be annoying is the one who actually does itUnfortunately Ginny does just that With surprisinglyittle drama from her parents or if there was it wasn t worth mentioning in the book A Братья Карамазовы lot of things seem not worth mentioning in the book for example why is Ginny not even remotely worried that her aunt s mystic journey might get her adbucted or killed or sold into slavery Why does she trust all these people who she meets for the first timeGinny does not rival Luce Price or Nora Gray in the TSTL heroinesisting but she does start a whole new category Too Boring To Be Real TBTBR Sounds Best Practices In Leading The Global Workforce like a vaccine The trademark TBTBR heroine is distinguished by the fact that she does exactly what she is told withittle to no deviation never cheats and at no point does anything to advance the plot Ginny unfortunately ualifies for all these thingsI know I m going out on a tangent here This isn t horrendously bad far from it There are actually some pretty good moments But Ginny is by far the most uninvolved heroine I ve yet to see Even Bella Swan who is known for her uselessness did stuff to advance the plot of the book Granted some of that stuff wasn t very smart coughjumpingoffcliffscough but still it was something Ginny just HORROR STORIES lets stuff happen to her andeaves it at that I m not saying all protagonists need to be uber confident and strong but this is a coming of age story without any coming of age in it What does Ginny Sloane Monroe SeriesBooks 4 5 learn in the end of it What does she do with that knowledge How is she different from the person she once was I certainly feltike nothing in her had changed I istened to this book as an "audio book during my drive to New Orleans which made me "book during my drive to New Orleans which made me the book even I didn t enjoy the reader s voice I enjoyed the book in the beginning but soon felt ike the story was dragging and every country visited after Paris was unnecessary I also didn t really Oeuvres de Ennius Quirinus Visconti, Vol. 3 like any character in this book they had no depth and weren t interesting orikable The concept of this book was so intriguing but I was disappointe. Utterly romantic results But will she ever see him againEverything about Ginny will change this summer and it's all because of the 13 ittle blue envelopesAges 12. .
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Unimpressive The way Johnson writes is annoying than halfway into the book I really didn t know ANYTHING about the main character other than that she was on a ridiculous journey It was all action and no thought It was not insightful The main character was not The Love of a King likeable She wasn t unlikeable either She was justikedoing things She didn t have very many thoughts And never very insightful ones ie I Mystery: 3 Books in One: The Rockingdown Mystery / The Rilloby Fair Mystery / The Ring-O-Bells Mystery like this boy I am sad I am happy I am angry COME ON There was no attempt made to make her a human a believable character Also the end was frustrating but kind of oddly moving aittle at the same time But overall I was not in any way impressed 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 et 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 appalling facts some of 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 than she is your unreliable completely out of controll "you have no clue who he is other than she is your unreliable completely out of controll s friend2 travel around unsupervised all over Europe following a pack of envelopes3 go on a wild goose chase the etters written by your sister who as I mentioned before is unreliable and completely out of controllOh and by the way did I mention that your daughter isn t even out of high school yet If you ve ever been to Europe thought about going to Europe wanted to go about Europe or even heard of Europeyou Aliens Music of the Spears Aliens llove this book It s a uick fun summer read Very clever and warm hearted I Made in Yorkshire Series Box Set ( love the characters the plot and just everything about it It always keeps you guessing One of my favourites Maureen neverets me down 25This was a uick read but at the same time I felt Untitled The Wicked Powers like it dragged nothing had any real depth so I just was uestioning what the point of the story was and why these characters existed Really cool concept but uestionable content This was supposed to be my cute inoffensive fluffy sweet palate cleanser book So much for bestaid plans and all that To start with the book has an utterly implausible set up improbable Hearts Untamed love story MC that is borderline stupid and by borderline I mean 100% stupid I was trying to be nice but well It wasaden with clich s and conveniences and was all rather blandBut I mean it was okay I was expecting all of the aforementioned story set ups And it was very fluffy and overall fabulously undemanding 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 stole my good vibes and drained what Crochet Projects BOX SET 2 IN 1 Crochet patterns Crochet books Crochet for to Corner Patterns Stitches Book 8 little energy I hadeft 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. Inside Sinful Paradise The Davies Legacy 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.