Friday, February 6, 2015

Book Review: Where I Belong by Gwendolyn Heasley

Goodreads says:

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.

When the book first opens, you will find Corrine shopping.  Within the first chapter, I came across designer names than I could count of.

Corrine's life changes when she returns home, and her life is about to change in a way that she doesn't expect.  She expects to be heading off to a prestigious boarding school. However, because of the recession, her dad looses his job and the family has to make big changes financially.

Corrine and her brother are sent to live with their grandparents in Texas.  Corrine has to get use to a whole different life style which she dislikes.  She learns to adjust and makes new friends.

My opinion of Corrine changed as the story develops.  I found her to be snobby and clueless.  This girl didn't even understand what recession meant.  Sometimes I got annoyed and wanted to abandon the book. However, as she changed, I began to feel better about her.  

4 out of 5 stars
Personal digital copy purchased from Barnes N Noble

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