A Guy, a Girl, and a Teen Book Blog

A Guy, a Girl, and a Teen Book Blog

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Literary QOTW: Jolly Old England

In the spirit of the London Olympics, what is your favorite book set in England (besides Harry Potter or Jane Austen)? ;)

Stefanie says: Maureen Johnson's 13 Little Blue Envelopes. I'll review this eventually, but if you like books with secret quests that go all over Europe on a mission from a recently deceased aunt, you'll love this! Seriously though, Maureen Johnson's books are amazing, and this one is equally funny, poignant, and adventurous not to mention the fact that it really made me want to go to England. It has a sequel called The Last Little Blue Envelope that is equally fabulous.

Chris says:  That's easy--Peter Pan!  This is for sure one of my favorite books, period, and it just so happens to take place in England (well, partially in England).  In this one, you've got lost boys, pirates, mermaids, people who can fly, and much more!  There's a reason why J.K. Rowling read from this book at the 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony.  Honorable mention goes to The Hound of the Baskervilles and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

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