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What if your soul mate was decided for you?
It started happening a few years ago: the names of MTBs—“meant to be” mates—appeared emblazoned on the skin at age eighteen. Agatha’s best friend has embraced the phenomenon and is head over heels in love with her MTB. But Aggy isn’t so sure.
As she struggles with accepting her MTB fate, she finds herself falling for a coworker at the local amusement park. Is he a better match? What does Agatha really want in a mate, and moreover, what does she want for herself?
With her trademark wit and irreverence, acclaimed author Julie Halpern explores an age-old question: Who are we meant to be with?
About the Author
Julie Halpern is the author of several books for young adults, including Meant to Be, Get Well Soon, and The F-It List; the adult novel Maternity Leave; and the picture book Toby and the Snowflakes. Prior to her life as a full-time mom and author, Julie was a school librarian. In her imaginary spare time, she enjoys traveling, watching television for grown-ups, and eating baked goods. Julie lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband, Caldecott-winning author and illustrator Matthew Cordell, and their two children.
"Halpern (The F- It List) tackles questions of soul mates and destiny in this charming and bawdily funny novel. Aggy’s stubborn skepticism gives the story a healthy dose of realism, and Halpern’s setup is a smart allegory for the choices teens are forced to make after high school. Whether these decisions are ours or part of a greater plan is irrelevant, Halpern suggests. What matters, as Aggy discovers, is making a choice to begin with."--Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Halpern has a fine ear for authentic teenage conversation and doesn’t get bogged down in scientific minutia, even as she addresses it in fascinating ways... A great choice for where Ally Condie’s Matched and Kiera Cass’s Selection series are popular."--School Library Journal