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Review: Meant To Be by Lauren Morrill

Sunday, November 4, 2012
Meant To Be by Lauren Morrill
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Random House Children's Books, 256 pages
Date: November 13, 2012
Source: Publisher, via NetGalley

Meant to be or not meant to be . . . that is the question.

It's one thing to fall head over heels into a puddle of hazelnut coffee, and quite another to fall for the—gasp—wrong guy. Straight-A junior Julia may be accident prone, but she's queen of following rules and being prepared. That's why she keeps a pencil sharpener in her purse and a pocket Shakespeare in her, well, pocket. And that's also why she's chosen Mark Bixford, her childhood crush, as her MTB ("meant to be").

But this spring break, Julia's rules are about to get defenestrated (SAT word: to be thrown from a window) when she's partnered with her personal nemesis, class-clown Jason, on a school trip to London. After one wild party, Julia starts receiving romantic texts . . . from an unknown number! Jason promises to help discover the identity of her mysterious new suitor if she agrees to break a few rules along the way. And thus begins a wild goose chase through London, leading Julia closer and closer to the biggest surprise of all: true love.

Because sometimes the things you least expect are the most meant to be.

A school trip to London. How can things not be interesting?

Meant To Be consists of one of my favorite things which is shipping and OTPs. I have this serious issue where I ship anything and everything. In this book it's referred to as MTB as in meant to be. Julia happens to believe that Mark Bixford is her MTB, but her trip to London makes her doubt if Mark is her true MTB when she gets paired with Jason, her personal nemesis.

Julia and Jason. They just have so much fun messing with each other that it was bound for them to get a bit "friendlier". There were many cute and awkward moments while they were paired to go on this trop together. I had a slight problem with them though. I liked them as characters separately, but I felt as though the two didn't connect well together.

Even though I had trouble with Julia and Jason, I still enjoyed reading Meant To Be. It was a fun and light hearted read that was absolutely adorable.

Overall: 4 out of 5 


  1. This sounds really cute and I'm looking forward to reading it still, but a good connection is key for me, so we'll see how it goes! :) Great review, Vy!

  2. Totally and freaking loved this book! It was super cute and adorable :) Glad you liked it too!

  3. This sounds right up my alley! I'm glad you were still able to enjoy the story even if you didn't quite like Julia and Jason as a couple. Lovely review, Vy!


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