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Beatle Meets Destiny by Gabrielle Williams
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May 28, 11

bookshelves: read-2011, ya-contemporary, reviews-with-music, aussie-books, young-adult
Recommended to Arlene by: Nic & Nomes
Read from May 25 to 27, 2011

If I was ever asked if I could fall for a male protag that was a cheater, accidental stalker, and a former pot smoker, I’d respond HELL.TO.THE.NOOO! So leave it to an Aussie writer like Gabrielle Williams to work her literary magic with Beatle Meets Destiny and create a cast of fully flawed characters that had me rooting for them the entire time.

This book is filled with hot mess guys and girls that share their hilarious, slightly cringing story and leave you with an awe-inspiring feeling that you won’t soon forget. Applause to these brilliant Aussie writers for penning books filled with magic, love and laughter. Beautifully done!

The main character in this novel is named John Lennon… aka… Beatle and on an off chance day, he stumbles across Destiny and not just any Destiny but Destiny McCartney. What are the chances? Well, did I happen to mention it’s also Friday the 13th? Yeah, well that’s how stars align sometimes, right? So after some great conversation and an unforgettable kiss, Beatle finds himself in a quandary. See he has a girlfriend, and she’s great, and she also stood by him while he recovered from an uncommon stroke for his age that left him with a limp and a slightly bruised ego after a string of bad luck. So what’s a guy to do? I’ll tell you… make a bad situation even worse after it’s all said and done. LOVED.IT.TO.PIECES!!

I recommend this book to absolutely everyone that enjoys YA contemporary. I read it so quickly and enjoyed it completely that it’s definitely moved to my top shelf of faves. Absolutely awesome!

Finally, the last scene where Beatle walks out of the theater holding hands with that certain someone, this song played in my head:
Song Choice: Best of Me - Sum 41

Favorite Quote I won’t soon forget.
Life throws up lots of stuff at you. You’ve already had more than your fair share for an eighteen-year-old, but as life goes on, you’re going to have other hard times. And the hard times are good in their own way, too. Because the only way you can achieve true happiness is if you experience true sadness as well. It’s all light and shade. Balance.
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message 1: by Nic (new) - rated it 5 stars

Nic And another one I love!


Arlene LOL and another Nic rec. You keep my tbr pile in overload status. :)


message 3: by Nic (new) - rated it 5 stars

Nic YAY :D Isn't this book awesome. So glad you loved it Arlene. And brilliant review!


Arlene Thank you Nic! I read it because of you and Nomes. You never stear me wrong. I loved it to pieces!!


Sandy Can't wait to read this! Love your review!


Arlene Sandy, I found this at my lib. I hope you get your hands on it soon. Thank you!


Sandy I have it on hold. =)


Arlene Woot! I hope you like it Sandy! :D


Nomes oh my gosh! LOVE LOVE LOVE this review arlene.

now i am all nostalgic for the characters again.


Arlene Thank you Nomes! :D The characters were great... flaws and all I lurved them. :P


message 11: by Amber (new)

Amber Wow! Great review. Sounds interesting enough.


message 12: by Crystal (new)

Crystal Great review! I need to find this one at my lib!!


Arlene @ Amber. Thank you!

@ Crystal. Thankies! I hope your lib has it. :P


message 14: by Crystal (new)

Crystal I just requested it!!


message 15: by Milly (new) - added it

Milly Well done review Arlene! I can't wait to read this one now! You made me so curious and excited!


message 16: by Jessica (new) - added it

Jessica Love the review, Arlene! I really want to read this!


Arlene @ Crystal. I hope you get the book soon and enjoy it. It was fun.

@ Milly, thank you! I think you'll like it. It's your typical Aussie fun read.

@ Jess, thanks!! I hope you like it, if you get the chance to read it.


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