Meant to Be (Diary of a Teenage Girl) and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Qty:1
  • List Price: $15.99
  • Save: $2.74 (17%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 15 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Meant to Be (Diary of a T... has been added to your Cart
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Eligible for Amazon's FREE Super Saver/Prime Shipping, 24/7 Customer Service, and package tracking. 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Meant to Be (Diary of a Teenage Girl: Kim, Book 2) Paperback – September 29, 2005

7 customer reviews

See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$13.25
$1.35 $0.01

Capture Their Love of Reading...Again!
Enter our photo contest for a chance to win. Learn more.
$13.25 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Only 15 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

Meant to Be (Diary of a Teenage Girl: Kim, Book 2) + Falling Up (Diary of a Teenage Girl: Kim, Book 3)
Price for both: $25.35

Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Melody Carlson has published more than ninety books for children, teens, and adults–with sales totaling more than 2 million and many titles appearing on the ECPA Bestseller’s List. Several of her books have been finalists for and winners of various writing awards. Her Diary of a Teenage Girl series has received great reviews and a large box of fan mail. Melody has two grown sons and lives in Central Oregon with her husband. They enjoy skiing, hiking, gardening, camping, and biking in the beautiful Cascade Mountains.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Age Range: 12 and up
  • Grade Level: 7 and up
  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Multnomah Books (September 29, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1590523229
  • ISBN-13: 978-1590523223
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.8 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #251,709 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Melody Carlson has written more than 200 books (with sales around 6.5 million) for teens, women and children. That's a lot of books, but mostly she considers herself a "storyteller." Her novels range from serious issues like schizophrenia (Finding Alice) to lighter topics like house-flipping (A Mile in My Flip-Flops) but most of the inspiration behind her fiction comes right out of real life. Her young adult novels (Diary of a Teenage Girl, TrueColors etc.) appeal to teenage girls around the world. Her annual Christmas novellas become more popular each year. She's won a number of awards (including Romantic Time's Career Achievement Award, the Rita and the Gold Medallion) and some of her books have been optioned for film/TV. Carlson has two grown sons and makes her home in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and yellow Lab dog. To find out more about Melody Carlson, visit her website at http://www.melodycarlson.com/

Customer Reviews

5 star
86%
4 star
14%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See all 7 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. Stevenson VINE VOICE on September 29, 2012
Format: Paperback
Kim Peterson doesn't know what to pray for. Should she be praying that her mom is healed of the cancer invading her body? Should she be praying for her best friend Natalie -- who has suddenly dropped off the deep end? Should she be praying for her boyfriend Matthew to become a Christian? Or should she focus on the piles of letters from the teenagers in her town dealing with their own problems? It's overwhelming. Kim feels more stressed out than ever before, and it's only a matter of time until everything caves in. Where will she turn then?

Melody Carlson continues her long-standing DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL series with MEANT TO BE, the second book following the life of Kim Peterson. The story continues right after the last few pages of JUST ASK, as Kim tries to deal with her mom's cancer and the other fifty problems that seem to plague her life. Carlson weaves the plotlines together well, mixing in her signature emotional punch that will leave readers thinking about family and friend relationships in their own lives.

Kim is definitely a well-defined character dealing with very different struggles from Caitlin or Chloe, the previous two girls spearheading the series. Both characters make cameo appearances here, but Kim is very much the center of the story. The tension of trying to live a "normal" life while wondering if she's ever going to see her mother again fills every page. Kim has a journey to travel, and it takes her to some dark places where she must find hope in the only place she can: God.

For fans of previous entries in the series, MEANT TO BE is another welcome addition. New readers would be fine to jump in with Kim's story, but really should go back to JUST ASK in order to follow the details. And Kim's journey is far from over. The last pages leave the story open, and readers will be grabbing for the next installment.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tigers#1 on February 10, 2006
Format: Paperback
Kim Peterson is a Korean, adopted teenager dealing with hardships. She is a Christian and putting her faith in God to help her for each and every problem. Her friend Nat is always telling her to be careful because Kim is dating a non-Christian boy and Nat thinks this relationship will pull her away from God. Later on, Nat seems to have ignored her own "Be Careful" advice when she starts dating a Christian boy, Benjamin (Caitlin O' Conner's little brother). Not only that but Kim's mom (the one who adopted her) has stage four ovarian cancer which is terminal. Kim is praying very hard for her mother but so are a lot of other people who are close to her or not. Will Kim's mom hang in there? Will Nat get into something beyond her control?

I like how this book has action every turn of the way and it was interesting. I did happen to dislike how the ending turned out because it was not what I expected. I also disliked how Nat's situation turned out.

I really liked this book and I wanted to keep reading more and more. This is the second book of the series but I haven't read the first book yet. I can't wait until the other books come out. This book just introduces Christianity.

Girls involved in a related religion will probably enjoy it best because it talks about Christian faith inside of others but anyone could read it, religious or not.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By foxiflair60 on February 7, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Kim, the main character has a lot on her plate to deal with, but I'm impressed at her maturity. I also liked the fact that she sees her own mistakes, the cute little quirks about writing her column, and I was quite surprised by the twist near the end. I wasn't expecting that so soon, but it made me cry. I think this book would be a good book for any teen because it shows teens being teens, and their (human side)--that we are all capable of making mistakes, but we learn from them. Kim is a good role model. I'm forty-nine years old, and I enjoyed this book so much, I ordered the other two.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on December 25, 2005
Format: Paperback
Wow. I just finished reading this book, and it was so awesome. If you thought the first book, Just Ask, was good, then you've got to read this. Just when you thought Melody Carlson wrote fantasicly in the first Kim book, you'll think she outdid herself with "MeToant Be". It made me laugh, cry, and feel anxious. It feels like you're really there, experiancing every moment with Kim and her friends and family. I've never really read a book that made me this emotional, so that's really saying something. If you want a good read, then you're not wasting your time with this book!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Meant to Be (Diary of a Teenage Girl: Kim, Book 2)
This item: Meant to Be (Diary of a Teenage Girl: Kim, Book 2)
Price: $13.25
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com

Want to discover more products? Check out this page to see more: dating in silicon valley