Title: Where I Belong
Written by: Gwendolyn Heasley
Release date: February, 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.
I love this cover. It’s such a cute, romantic cover and gives you the impression that it’s all about finding love in unexpected places. But this cover is misleading, because the story is not all about love, it’s more about growing up.
Corrinne is annoying. I’m sorry, but she was. She whines, talks about brands that she always bought (like Gucci, Prada etc.), loathes Texas, and talk about how amazing New York is all the time. I could not stand this person. I wanted someone to slap her in the face and just burst her bubble. And I’m so glad that it finally burst, but it did take a long time for it to happen. I was at page 130 (or so) and then I thought it was just too cliché. She meets a boy who’s hot and plays in a band. OMG, freaking annoying. Yes, readers, there are characters I did love, like her grandparents, little brother and her new friend at school. They where fantastic and I really liked them.
Corrinne starts to learn that life isn’t always peachy perfect and that hers in New York certainly wasn’t. I love that she finally realises that there’s so much more then buying expensive clothes and going out everyday. Her growing process took a long time, but that’s naturally. So, the plot was good, but it was all a bit too cliché for me to really fell in love with the story.
Don’t be fooled by the cover, buy it if you want a nice growing up story.
Title: Where I Belong