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The Meet-Cute Project

3.61  ·  Rating details ·  62 ratings  ·  36 reviews
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 brid
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Published January 12th 2021 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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Lia Carstairs
Thank you Simon & Schuster Canada for gifting me an ARC in exchange for an honest review!

I swear to god if this got me into a slump I-


I haven't felt like this since A Deal with the Elf King altho it hasn't even been that long but this was a struggle.😣😭

Mia Hubbard is just your regular junior dealing with the stress of high school, while also being a competitive swimmer and hating rom-coms & romance (in general) with a passion .

But when her older sister, Sam, orders Mia to find a date to h
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Ms. Woc Reader
The Meet Cute Project follows the very relatable Mia who is tasked with finding a date for her sister's wedding. Her best friends come up with the idea of creating meet cutes in an attempt to find the perfect guy for her.

One of the things that was refreshing was that this felt like it was written for tweens and teens. And it wasn't trying to promote activism or current events. While those books are important we also need books about Black teens just being Black teens navigating high school. Mia
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Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
Mia, a lover of math not rom-coms, is roped into a meet-cute experiment by her friends to help her find a date for her sisters upcoming wedding. The meet-cutes vary in success, but all have their own successful element and were hilarious to read about. I really did enjoy seeing Mia find more of herself on this journey and not just a boyfriend. Of course that's part of the story, but I feel like she understands herself and (most) of her relationships better at the end of the story and I appreciat ...more
cossette
find the full review & others on my blog 🤍

Trigger warnings: Manipulative family member

The Meet-Cute Project was simply so refreshing. While I love so many rom-com tropes, I love it even more when the characters aren’t white. There’s something so powerful in seeing authors reinvent these tropes and genres. I loved how joyful The Meet-Cute Project was too; while a little stressful at times (okay, maybe I’m just impatient), it was a generally happy story.

The entire time I was reading this, I kept
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Maria (mariareadsbooksalot)
Jan 05, 2021 rated it really liked it
Ahhh this was adorable!! I really loved how supportive mias friends were, but also critical of her when she needed a little check in with reality (if that makes sense) this book had me guessing which boy she ends up with in the end and I am glad I picked the one I did because wow they are ADORABLE. I loved how all of the different storylines fell into place and how you got to see Mia figure out what she wanted. I also really liked the sibling relationship between mia and Sam. You saw them argue, ...more
Megan
Nov 12, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4/5 stars

I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Mia has her hands full--it's her junior year of high school, she's in the math club, she's on the swim team, and she's an excellent student. Not to mention she's been helping her sister, Sam, prepare for her wedding. Sam is a little obsessed with making everything perfect and has been relying on Mia a lot. However, she catches Mia off-guard when she forces Mia to bring a date to the wedding. Looking for a date is the last t
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ضحى الحداد
Jan 18, 2021 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
that was really adorable, we really need more of these fun light books, specially after the stressful times we've been through
So the story is about Mia, she is a swimmer and she get really good grades in her school, but the only thing she's lacking is a date to her sister's wedding .. so her friends try to help her by setting her up with eyes to meet them as a "meet-cute" the movies way and how will she find the right guy for her
the book was really fun and I liked that Mia's family is
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Ms. Yingling
Sep 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
E ARC provided by Edelweiss Plus

Mia is a junior in high school, and her sister Sam is engaged to the man of her dreams. Sam works for a software company that designs for architectural firms, and her fiance Geoffrey works in his family's jam empire but has a strong science background. Sam's wedding is a massively fancy ordeal, and she is requiring that Mia have a date so that the pictures look right. The only problem? Mia is busy with swim team, and would rather hang out with her friends watching
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Phyllis
Jan 14, 2021 rated it really liked it
A fun book by a debut author

I love meeting debut authors! However, it is often difficult to discern whether a book by an unknown author will be a clean read without a recommendation - which is always a priority of mine. I was intrigued by the synopsis of The Meet-Cute Project and therefore decided to give it a try.

Told entirely from Mia's perspective, this is a fun and insightful coming-of-age story. As she and her friends attempt to help her find a date for her sister's wedding, their attempts
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Faith
Jan 04, 2021 rated it liked it
"𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐥𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐲 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐟𝐮𝐥 𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐥 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝, 𝐬𝐨 𝐰𝐡𝐲 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐞𝐬𝐜𝐚𝐩𝐞 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞𝐬?"

𝘛𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘬 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘵𝘰 𝘚𝘪𝘮𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘚𝘤𝘩𝘶𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘊𝘢𝘯𝘢𝘥𝘢 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘮𝘦 𝘢𝘯 𝘈𝘙𝘊 𝘪𝘯 𝘦𝘹𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘢𝘯 𝘩𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘳𝘦𝘷𝘪𝘦𝘸!

The Meet-Cute Project is a cute teen rom-com! It follows the story of Mia, who hates rom-coms, while her best friends love them. When her sister tells Mia needs to find a date for her wedding, her friends decide to set up meet-cutes to solve her problem. This is a coming of age story that covers teen romance, realistic f
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Sunsettowers
Jan 16, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult, romance
Let me start this review by saying that I absolutely loved this book!

Mia, our teenage narrator and main protagonist, must suddenly confront the status of her love life (and, in turn, her life in general), when her older sister Sam insists Mia find a date to her wedding to keep the number of bridesmaids and groomsmen even. When Mia turns to her friends for help, they decide on organizing a series of "meet cutes" like in the movies, convinced this will be the key to helping Mia find her match.

Mia
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Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
The Meet-Cute Project is a positively adorable, flufftastic YA contemporary about a girl whose friends help her find a date for her sister's wedding by setting her up on meet-cutes with guys they know. Obviously it's a series of misadventures. The comps on this one are totally accurate, so if you like those books, this is worth a read. Personally, I enjoyed it more than Save the Date, and it has the same focus on family followed by the romance; to me, the family and friend feels far exceeded the ...more
Alexis (hookedtobooks)
Thank you Simon and Schuster Canada for the copy of this book.
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This was a really cute story of a young teen who tries to create a "meet-cute" in order to find a date for her sisters wedding. I loved the concept and the premise of the book, and the characters were fun. Mia is 16 and I liked how witty she was. It was her friends idea to stage "meet-cutes" and she thinks the romantic comedy movies they watch are silly, so she is not really on board. But through the process she learns a bit about he
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Roxana
Mia Hubbard has enough on her plate between swim team, math club, volunteer work, and making it through her junior year of high school - not to mention her bridezilla sister's impending wedding. So when she's told she has just a few months to find a date to that wedding, her friends rally round to help her out - by orchestrating a series of romcom meet-cutes... what could possibly go wrong?

The Meet-Cute Project sounds like such a cute premise, but the nitty-gritty of that premise is more than a
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Hidden Bookshelves
Dec 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Before we begin I just want to send out a huge thank you to Simon & Schuster Canada for this Advanced Readers Copy. It was much appreciated to get home after a hard day at work to see that a package had arrived.

The Meet-Cute Project by Rhiannon Richardson follows Mia, a junior in high school who really needs a date for her sisters wedding. Too bad she has been an introvert her entire life and is about as awkward as they come. Her friends decide to set up meet-cute moments. These moments happen,
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Jessica
Jan 10, 2021 rated it really liked it
Thanks to Simon and Schuster Canada for sending me this cute YA romcom. When Mia, a busy teen is tasked with finding a date to her bridezilla sister's upcoming wedding, her options are practically nonexistant. She doesn't believe in that romcom movie love. She thinks it's totally unrealistic. Her friends however, love it! So they come up with an idea that seems a little crazy and is inspired by the romcom movies that they love so much. In order to find Mia a date, all she needs is a meet-cute! A ...more
Rachel
Dec 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
When Mia needs to find her own date to her sister's wedding, she is beyond annoyed of the extra work on top of Math Club, swimming, and volunteering at the community garden. Her best friends try to help by orchestrating meet-cutes from their favorite rom-coms, which unfortunately, all fail miserably. When Mia takes matters into her own hands, she's caught between a mysterious Darth Vader from a Halloween party, her long-time crush Ben, a transfer student Ritchie, and the already-taken Gavin from ...more
Alexis (The Book Democracy)
4/5 Stars

** I received this as an E-ARC from Edelweiss Plus and the publisher in exchange for my honest review, Thank you!**

This was a cute YA romance contemporary. I thought the idea of creating your own meet-cute was a fun idea. I did enjoy the main character, she felt relatable and real. The only thing that really made me enjoy this book less was the main character's sister. This is completely a personal thing. I just didn't care for the sister, I felt that she was rude, unreasonable, and d
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J.
Jan 18, 2021 rated it really liked it
The Meet-Cute Project by Rhiannon Richardson is the story of Mia, a relatable high school student who is tasked with finding a date to her sister's upcoming wedding. Mia's friends devise a plan to arrange meet-cutes for Mia to help her find a relationship. The meet-cutes in the book were funny and the overall story was cute. I enjoyed Mia's character and loved that the book was focused primarily on Mia discovering and learning more about herself rather than just on the relationships in the story ...more
Emily Tabachuk
Nov 19, 2020 rated it liked it
I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

The Meet-Cute Project is a great YA rom-com. Mia finds herself in a tight spot - big sister Sam is engaged, and has told Mia she needs a date for her wedding. Mia, a star swimmer and mathlete, has no interest in finding one. So her friends set her up on "meet-cutes" to help her find a date.

This book felt so real and grounded in reality for me, but it is a little unrealistic that Sam, a type A planner, would let anyone
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Becky
For a more in-depth review watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaHsE...

Mia is the maid of honor at her sister, Sam's, wedding. Mia was planning to just show up for the event but when the groomsman she is paired up with announces he will miss the wedding, Mia has to find a date. Mia's romance movie-obsessed friends decide to set up a contest where they each try to stage the perfect meet-cute for Mia to find her perfect date. Can Mia's friends help her find romance?

This book had a cute premise b
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J.
Jan 19, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Meet-Cute Project by Rhiannon Richardson is the story of Mia, a relatable high school student who is tasked with finding a date to her sister's upcoming wedding. Mia's friends devise a plan to arrange meet-cutes for Mia to help her find a relationship. The meet-cutes in the book were funny and the overall story was cute. I enjoyed Mia's character and loved that the book was focused primarily on Mia discovering and learning more about herself rather than just on the relationships in the story ...more
Samantha (WLABB)
Dec 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary, ya, arcs, diverse
When one of the groomsmen backs out of her sister's wedding, Mia is charged with finding her own date. Easier said than done! Worried that she could not accomplish the task on her own, she enlisted the help of her besties, who were determined to arrange rom-com meet-cutes for Mia and find her the perfect date.

Seeing one of my favorite adjectives, "cute", in the title plus the term "rom-com" had me chomping at the bit to read this book. I am happy to report it was both cute and full of great rom
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Jennifer
Dec 31, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya
I received an eARC courtesy of Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers via Edelweiss in exchange for my honest review.

Overall, this is a solid addition to the YA romcom genre and I am giving it major applause for diversity. On the negative side, the ending. Did it make me happy? Yes. But it also seemed really abrupt. I guess it is a good sign that I wanted more story. I look forward to more from Rhiannon Richardson.

For Libraries: If you have fans of contemporary YA romance, you can't go wrong h
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Danielle
Pretty cute. Not much to say about this one. There were some character development and plot issues, but mainly the tension didn't work and the story felt formulaic. I liked that Mia sounded and acted like a 16-year-old for two-thirds of the book, and I think many girls can relate to the big sister-little sister relationship as a source of stress and conflict. ...more
Sarah
Jan 12, 2021 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance
I was excited to see a fluffy romance novel with a main character who is a POC. However, this novel did not live up to what I had hoped to find from the summary. The plot points were unrealistic, which made it difficult for me to stay focused in the story. The meet-cutes needed more development. I wanted more from the characters. This is a solid first book, though there is room for improvement.
Bickering Book Reviews
2.5 Rating: A good premise that didn’t work. The characters needed more development and the plot needed streamlined. However, for a first book, it was well done.

We received eARCs of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Fallon
Dec 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Victoria | The Contented Reader
Super light and fluffy debut novel! Enjoyable writing and the perfect plot for romcom lovers!

Special thanks to Simon & Schuster Canada for the early copy!
Rmsooon
Jan 18, 2021 rated it liked it
3.5 it was a drama free book i wanted an epic finale but it was just a wedding comedy book
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