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.
Julia and Jason are complete opposites. Julia is a pencil-bringing, Shakespeare-loving, geese-hating, rule-abiding control freak. Jason, on the other hand, is a fairytale non-believer and an absolute joker who enjoys cartwheeling down the streets. When these two get paired up as “buddies” during a London field trip, you’d think they would be resentful in each other’s company. But can a bit of time together change their opinion about each other? Bring them closer to being a little more than “buddies”? Too bad Julia doesn’t think she and Jason are MTB.
Ahhhhh i loved loved loved MTB. Despite the too-colorful cover, this one was really good! It made me long for London so much. I’ve gone there only once but wasn’t able to sight-see much. I wish I could’ve gone to Shakespeare’s grave or even ridden the London Eye.
Then of course, I loved the characters so much! I loved Julia, who was witty and snarky but still believed in destiny. I loved Jason who was silly and loved teasing Julia yet can be pretty nice too. I really enjoyed reading them both and I wanted desperately for them to just get together already. The two, despite their obvious differences, were just perfect for each other.
Lastly, I loved the whole “MTB” thing. Like Julia, a lot of us girls believe in it but the truth is, your MTB isn’t going to find you. You have to find him (or her). And sometimes, we’re a little too blinded by our fantasies (of perfection and fairytales) to realize that he (or she) is right in front of us. I just really enjoyed reading Meant To Be so much. It was refreshing, and was an entertainingly sweet ride.