The New “Meant to Be”: An Interview with YA Author Lauren Morrill

By Amanda Festa

I devoured Lauren Morrill’s debut young adult novel Meant to Be in one sitting.  I was visiting my college roommate in Florida for her birthday and had a day to myself to soak up as much sunshine as I could before heading back to snowy Boston. Meant to Be was one of my friend's birthday gifts, so I leafed through it while stretched out on a lounge chair poolside.  As I started reading, I quickly became swept up by the London setting, the relatable characters, and the intelligent and witty story of young love.  I could not put the book down, only breaking to hydrate and reapp...

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