Friday, July 1, 2011

Where I Belong; Gwendolyn Heasley

Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: HarperTeen; 1 edition (February 8, 2011)


Meet Corrinne. She's living every girl's dream in New York City—shopping sprees at Barneys, open access to the best clubs and parties, and her own horse at the country club. Her perfect life is perfectly on track. At least it was. . . .

When Corrinne's father is laid off, her world suddenly falls apart. Instead of heading to boarding school, she's stripped of her credit cards and shipped off to the boonies of Texas to live with her grandparents. On her own in a big public school and forced to take a job shoveling manure, Corrinne is determined to get back to the life she's supposed to be living. She doesn't care who she stomps on in the process. But when Corrinne makes an unlikely friend and discovers a total hottie at work, she begins to wonder if her life B.R.—before the recession—was as perfect as it seemed.

My Review

I loved that this was written with current issues. Who hasn't the recession effected?  Though I found Corrinne to be blind through out most of the book she sure had a way with sarcasm. OO she was a quick witted fast talker!  

   You ever read a book and all the characters are just perfect, well formed and have a way to blend so well into the story, you could swear they could be real. Well Gwendolyn pulled it off. I'm so glad I got the chance to read Where I belong. 

     I was glad to see Corrinne also figure her way to become a sister she was supposed to be.  I was left with a cliff hanger or so it seemed. I can only assume that there are more shenanigans that Corrinne has yet to get her hands into.

  If you are looking for a quick read but with a bit of depth you don't need to look any further.

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Zibilee said...

I love books that feature realistic characters, and even though some people are tired about reading recession stories, I am not. This one sounds like an excellent book to pack among the beach towels for a trip to the shore. Great review, Liz! I am glad that you liked it!

Alyssa@Teens Read and Write said...

I like the idea of city goes country. Sounds fun!

Jenny N. said...

I like the sound of this. Everything about Where I Belong screams warm, laid back contemporary read.

Blodeuedd said...

Nice review :) Sounds like a good book and I like the theme. Not to mention the sweet cover

Book Angel Emma said...

Thanks for this. I was planning on doing the global recession as the pse topic for year 9's next year. This will be a great addition

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Oh that sounds like a good summer type read. I like the fact that she is quick with the sarcasm. ;) I'll check it out!