- Pub. Date: November 13, 2012
- Publisher:Delacorte Book for Young Readers
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First Line: There are certain things in life that just suck.
Review: I did not expect to love Meant to Be as much as I did, this book was just downright awesome.
Okay so Julia is one of those uptight, very punctual always making sure to follow the rules type of girl and she is on her way to an educational trip to London with a bunch of kids from her school that she has nothing in common with. They end up having to buddy up and she gets stuck with Jason the one person she was hoping to avoid the most out of the whole trip.
I can't begin to explain how much I loved this book. The author did a wonderful job describing London.. it's streets and all the places they visited that I felt like I was there having the same experiences.
Besides the setting the characters were just very likeable. Even though normally a character like Julia would bug me a little I found myself loving her personality, she wasn't boring or dull she was actually very witty and entertaining to read about. Then there was Jason who got Julia to get out of her little bubble and have an adventure, discover London without a guide book and just break loose from all the rules. Jason was the guy who is the class clown but everyone loves him and he hangs with the populars. And he had his moments of being immature and annoying but when he wanted to he could turn on the charm and make a girl swoon. Another thing I really loved reading was the banter between the two the way the two went at it was just page flipping amusing.
Overall Meant to Be is a must read it's a romance yet so much more.
Memorable Qoutes: ~“I need to experience books, not just read them.”