The book I'm reviewing is called Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill. It's about a girl named Julie, a very to-the-book nerd/true love believer character, who goes to a party on a school sponsored trip to London and gets text messages from an unknown number from when she was DRUNK! So she teams up with annoying popular guy/total opposite Jason to find out who, as long as she has fun on the way.
This book was fantabulous. A perfect mix of romance, slight drama, and humor. When I read it in public, I was laughing so hard that people looked at me weird.
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I loved the whole "opposites attract" romance. I related to Julia because I like to consider myself a good kid. So I started to "fall" (I'm not silly enough to fall for a fictional character. I have standards. 1. They have to be real.) for Jason. I mean he's the polar opposite to Julia and challenges her belief in a person who's "meant to be" for someone else, when no one else could do that before.
For the second thing, I'm going to refer to a term in screenwriting called "fish out of water". It's when you take a character out of their element, like Elle Woods in Legally Blonde. Morrill took Julia out of her comfort zone so she could experience life. And I think that's something everyone relates to and/or struggles with.
The final thing was the whole intrigue. Who was the mysterious texter? What made Mark Julia's Meant to Be? Why was Jason so eager to help her? Tis a mystery.
So I found this book enchanting and irresistible. I give it 99 British people out of 100 British people. Because British people are awesome. And so is this book.
PS When I was reading the "party scene", I knew it wasn't going to end well since that's what the book's summary said. So when I got to the part where she's lamenting her inebriated-induced actions, I was very haughty because that doesn't happen to me because I'm alcoholically celibate (along with being under-aged). This image ran through my head:
But I still loved the book. So yeah. Check it out. Ignore my haughtiness.