Review: Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill

Book: Meant to Be

Author: Lauren Morrill

Published: November, 2012

My Rating: 5/5

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Book Description:

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.

My Review:

Meant To Be was sweet, adorable, infuriating and amazing. You’ll see why…

Julia is a bookworm. There’s not really a better way to describe her. And I’m not saying that’s a bad thing, because saying so would be like offending myself, since I consider myself a bookworm to the bone.

Julia likes to read. She’s a Shakespeare lover. She’s a rule follower. And she hates flying, children and… Jason Lippincott.

On her spring break trip to London, all Julia wants is to explore the city and all the magnificent places her guidebooks tell her about. Not to mention visit all the places her parents visited on their honeymoon to the same city.

Julia is a fate believer to the core. She believe there’s someone out there that’s meant to be with her. Having her parents perfect love as an example, she believes that when it’s mean to be, it will be.

So why is fate paring her with Jason of all people? If there was one thing she was hoping on the trip, besides discovering the beautiful city of London, was to stay as far away from Jason as possible. But now they are buddies, and as such they have to go everywhere together. Rules are rules, and Julia is not about to break them.


Jason might prove to be more trouble than he seems. And he might just prove to Julia that breaking the rules can be fun sometimes. Right?

I loved this books since the very first moment when Julia makes a reference about bungee jumping and participating in a spelling bee on her underpants. You’ll have to read it to know what I mean, all I have to say is that it cracked me up. And I was in love already.

Jason was a pain in the ass. I swear! If he got more annoying I was going to crawl through my computer screen into the book and kick his ass! God! He couldn’t stop annoying Julia one freaking minute! Or embarrassing her, or whatever he got his mind to. I swear, it annoyed the hell out of me. It might have been because I was seeing everything through Julia’s eyes, but still. The boy was annoying. Still completely swoon-worthy.

Meant To Be is the classic he-pulls-your-ponytail-because-he-likes-you story. And I loved every minute of it.

It was sweet, and just endearing. Jason, while sometimes (okay, a lot of times) was extremely annoying, he could be so utterly sweet, too. It just got me. I was such a goner!

Meant To Be is sweet and cute and adorable. It broke my heart and it made me laugh. And most of all it made me wish it would never end. I still want to know more about what happens to these two, just so you know, dear Lauren Morrill.

A real page turner! It’s recommended.

“It’s not MTB. It’s better.”




Filed under 5 stars, Humor, Review, Romance, YA

2 responses to “Review: Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill

  1. LOL. Yeah, Jason was annoying. I hated that part when Julia knocked into something (I can’t remember what) and it made this whole racket. But she knocked into it because Jason shoulder shoved her. And she was so embarrassed and he didn’t say anything like, no it was my fault. He let her take the blame. Not cool! But, ultimately, I did like Jason.

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