February 2, 2011

Where I Belong - Gwendolyn Heasley







Where I BelongYoung Adult
Pages: 304
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: 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.

Cute, charming and adorable.

I really enjoyed this book! Yes, its the typical, predictable 'rich and spoiled city girl is forced to live in a small town' story, but it was fun and sweet all the way. The characters were very well done and the plot line was smoothly developed. I loved Corinne and her cool personality. The clash of lifestyles was very interesting to experience through Heasley's writing. Both, Corinne and Waverly, experience hilarious moments while discovering Broken Spoke. Of course, there's also the fact that she comes to Texas and is forced to adapt--and ultimately join-- to the crazy Texan pride (much like I did) and that made me like the book even more!

I also liked the fact that even though there is romance, it does not take front row, nor does it become Corinne's main reason for loving Broken Spoke. It just swiftly blossoms on the background of the story and the reader can feel it throughout the whole book.

This is a heart-felt tale about accepting the situations we face and making the most of them. A fresh debut for those who want to cozy up and read a book that will make you smile.



10 comments:

  1. This one sounds really cute! i"m definitely going to have to add it to my list!

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  2. Glad you liked it! I've already pre-ordered it. Yes, it may be predictable, but I'd really like to read a little romance right now. And, I have lots of teen girls in my classes who swoon over books like these!

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  3. I've been waiting for this one for months. I'm glad you liked it :)

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  4. I really want to read this! It looks so cute... and I don't read enough contemp, so I'm putting this on my 'to buy' list. ;)

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  5. I loved this book. Maybe being from Texas has a little to do with that. It's a cute story.

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  6. Sounds sweet! :) I think this would be right up my alley!

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  7. Awesome! Now I know to go ahead and buy it, lol

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  8. I'm about to start this one - Knowing you enjoyed it makes me more excited to read it!

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  9. Although I tend to stay away from books that are mostly about romance, which I thought this one was going to be, it is good to know that instead it is more about making the best of situations you have no control over. Thanks for the review.

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