Thursday, November 10, 2011

Review: Where I Belong by Gwendolyn Heasley

Title: Where I Belong
Author: Gwendolyn Heasley
Started: 9/11/11
Finished: 10/11/11
Medium: Paperback
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GOODREADS SYNOPSIS: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.

If I could describe this book with just 3 words, it would be charming, quick and fun. It's a story about Corrine and her struggle to adjust from her New York and I have a lot of money to her new manual everything life. Corrine's dad went almost bankrupt because of a bad investment and they all have to move to Texas with Corrine's grandparents for a simpler and cheaper life while her parents try to pick up the pieces back in New York.

This situation was basically the end of the world for Corrine and she reacted the exact way a spoiled rich girl would. She didn't annoy me as much as I thought she would when I first started the book. She was witty, spoiled and very judgmental at first but as she started "living" the life in Broken Spoke, she became thoughtful, grateful and mature.

The story was very realistic, cute, and fun. It was more about friendships and how Corrine's life is post-recession which kind of disappointed me. The cover is somewhat misleading to the contents of the book. But I really shouldn't judge a book by it's cover.

I adored the book and finished it within a day and a half. A perfect read just for a day's entertainment. A definite unputdownable read from Gwendolyn Heasley.


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