The book is clearly meant as a story in itself, although it also sets the stage for the books that follow.
The book is not meant to take the place of communicating with an actual person.
But the book was not meant primarily as a love story, and neither is the movie.
These books are all meant to live in the kitchen, not on a coffee table.
I know my book is meant to get out there.
Some suggest that such books are not meant to be read by children at all.
But books like this aren't really meant to be read.
It should be said that the book was never meant for publication.
The book was meant to carry their message far and wide.
The books are also clearly not meant to be read in any linear sense.