January 31, 2023

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Meant to Be Mine by Hannah Orenstein spoilers

I have read and finished Meant to Be Mine by Hannah Orenstein.

The story is not for me. It’s a beautiful story and you might like it. I’ve seen some good reviews about it. But I’m more into planned movies like Sleepless in Seattle and Serendipity than planned books. I see the irony. I’m a bookworm, more into movies. Haha. I think some stories are better in movies like Inception.

Here’s a question: Is it still an intended story when they end up with a different persona and not who they’re into from the start like While You Were Sleeping (Sandra Bullock movie) and Just Haven’t Met You Yet by Sophie Cousens?

I’m writing this Meant to Be Mine spoiler for those who don’t want to read the book and for those who really don’t want to read the book but still want to know what’s happening.

Should be my spoiler

Edie’s grandma Gloria has prophesied that Edie will meet the love of her life on June 24th, 2022. She meets Theo on the plane that day. And they meet again days later at the airport on the way back to New York. They begin to date after that.

Edie meets Bennett when Max and Edie’s sister Rae ask her to be their maid of honor and best man. (My thoughts reading that scene: Bennett must be the other. There’s usually another person in intended stories, right? But then, after a few pages, it’s revealed that Bennett is actually meeting someone else. So I did I was wrong for a moment.)

Edie still thinks about Jonah, her ex-boyfriend. She occasionally compares Theo and Jonah. (My thoughts: oh, Jonah must be the other guy since Edie can’t stop thinking about him. But then in chapter 25 it’s revealed that Jonah has a new girlfriend and they live together. So no, Jonah and Edie are it really over.)

Someone tells Edie and Theo that they would have cute babies, leading them to break up for good. Edie wants to have a family and have babies. Theo doesn’t want to.

Edie enlists Bennett’s help with Max and Rae’s save-the-dates. They talk and hang out at Edie’s apartment. Bennett tells Edie that Kiara broke up with him.

Edie realizes she likes Bennett. She asks Bennett out on a date. It is implied that Bennett said yes because they tell each other that they make each other happy and kiss. They are in love and end up in a relationship.