eventeen year old Ginny Blackstone goes on a rip to Europe sponsored by her deceased unt.
In fact, during the last eleven years of Ginny 's life Peg was in Europe.
Aunt Peg has left Ginny mysterious envelopes that she 's not allowed to open all at once and strange instructions to travel around Europe.Mr. and Mrs. Disappearstone allow their seventeen year old daughter -- their only child -- to go traipsing around Europe.
They 're not even allowed to give her extra money so they know there 's a back up plan in case Mrs. Disapperancestone 's unreliable sister who died from a brain tumor several months before has n't provided Ginny with everything she might need for this spur of the moment trip.
I would have told my fathe that Aunt Peg was mentally unstable when she was healthy and thrown the envelopes into a fire place before I let her go off on some half-baked adventure across Europe.
No sane parent would ever let their child go on the trip Ginny did.
Mourn for it.While I think this book was better suited for 20-something chick-lit I also do n't think Maureen Johnson has the stomach to ever do the sex scene that would have more likely than not happened if she had n't been writing about a dewy-eyed Virgin.
The novel *gasp* started with a non-virginal teenager.Anyway, Ginny 's adventures are very uncoordinated.
I get that the unt made Ginny 's trip mimic her own eccentric path across Europe, but I should have felt there was some master intention from the writer 's point of view rather than constantly imagining Maureen Johnson throwing a dart at a map of Europe and going 'okay, time to buy a travel book for that country! 'The writing was, unfortunately, not top notch.
Why did you waste my time with that scene if it meant nothing? Ginny also gets put in a near date-rape situation from following her aunt 's advice to hit on a random Italian boy.
The romance felt like requisite met because it was a YA coming of age novel rather than somethin that actually fit with the bestsellin.