The Meet-Cute Project by Rhiannon Richardson
The Meet-Cute Projecton January 12th 2021
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To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before meets Save the Date in this sweet and hijinks-filled rom-com about a teen girl who will do whatever it takes to find a date for her sister’s wedding.
Mia’s friends love rom-coms. Mia hates them. They’re silly, contrived, and not at all realistic. Besides, there are more important things to worry about—like how to handle living with her bridezilla sister, Sam, who’s never appreciated Mia, and surviving junior year juggling every school club offered and acing all of her classes.
So when Mia is tasked with finding a date to her sister’s wedding, her options are practically nonexistent.
Mia’s friends, however, have an idea. It’s a little crazy, a little out there, and a lot inspired by the movies they love that Mia begrudgingly watches too.
Mia just needs a meet-cute.
Mia is in her junior year of High School and is involved in swim team, math club, volunteer work. She practices every day, escaping real life in the water. When her sister Sam needs her to find a date for the upcoming wedding, Mia’s life is about to get turbulent. Sam is crazy caught up in details. She needs the perfect dress, balanced numbers and a sister who is willing to go along. Sisters can only stretch so far when things get out of hand and Mia is left with a lot of responsibility.
Fans of pop culture and romantic comedies will love the Meet- Cute Project. Mia’s friends are determined to line her up with the perfect reception date. There are awkward moments, and a coming-of-age story made for tweens and teens. This is a read which will appeal to both. At times I felt oh so sorry for Mia as she navigates being less than smooth around boys. It’s relatable for every day teens. There are bumps and potholes in life which need to be worked through. I appreciated Mia’s parents and the healthy boundaries as well as her friends who were unflinchingly honest. the plot moves a bit slowly, but picks up and there is growth in our main character.
This arrived in our mailbox just in time for Valentine’s Day and Black History Month. Thanks so much Simon and Schuster for Young Readers.
Content: sneaking out, mention of playboy magazine, a couple swear words, clean.
About the Author
Rhiannon Richardson was born in Oreland, Pennsylvania—a town she still has yet to find featured on a printed map. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a bachelor’s in English literature and writing. When she isn’t writing she can be found hiking with her dog, Ernesto, exploring local cafes in search of the best vanilla cappuccino, and editing photographs. She currently lives in Stow, Ohio, with her best friend, dog, two guinea pigs, and twenty reptiles and amphibians.