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About The Book

“A sweet and honest rom-com that you don’t want to miss.” —Rachael Lippincott, New York Times bestselling author of Five Feet Apart

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before meets Save the Date in this sweet, 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 bridezilla sister, Sam, who’s never appreciated Mia, and surviving junior year juggling every school club offered and acing all of her classes.

So when Mia is tasked with finding a date to her sister’s wedding, her options are practically nonexistent.

Mia’s friends, however, have an idea. It’s a little crazy, a little out there, and a lot inspired by the movies they love that Mia begrudgingly watches, too.

Mia just needs a meet-cute.

About The Author

Photograph by Brielle Loughney

Rhiannon Richardson was born in Oreland, Pennsylvania—a town she still has yet to find featured on a printed map. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a bachelor’s in English literature and writing. When she isn’t writing she can be found hiking with her dog, Ernesto, exploring local cafes in search of the best vanilla cappuccino, and editing photographs. She currently lives in Stow, Ohio, with her best friend, dog, two guinea pigs, and twenty reptiles and amphibians.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (January 12, 2021)
  • Length: 384 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781534473546
  • Grades: 7 and up
  • Ages: 12 - 99
  • Lexile ® 900L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®

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Raves and Reviews

"Filled with relatable friendships, family growing pains, and misadventures in romance, THE MEET-CUTE PROJECT is a sweet and honest rom-com that you don’t want to miss."

– Rachael Lippincott, New York Times bestselling author of FIVE FEET APART and ALL THIS TIME

"This playful novel about an athletic Black girl in search of love will engross readers. Hand this to teens who loved Jenny Han's To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (2014) or Leah Johnson's You Should See Me in a Crown (2020)."


"A satisfying, feel-good rom-com."


Awards and Honors

  • Kansas NEA Reading Circle List Junior Title
  • Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year Selection Title

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