Sunday, January 23, 2011

Review: Where I Belong by Gwendolyn Heasley

Where I Belong  by Gwendolyn Heasley
Release Date: February 8, 2011
Publisher: HarperTeen
Genre: YA

The Story: 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: At the start of Where I Belong I was instantly intrigued by Corrine's character. She was clearly a spoiled brat who expected everything she wanted to fall right into her lap. She was born into a wealthy family in New York City but her life is about to change drastically. 

Corrine's dad loses his job and suddenly she finds herself thrown into small town living in the middle of nowhere Texas. She refuses to accept this new life of hers and devises a plan to get things back on track and her back into boarding school where she belongs. Of course, things don't always work out the way she wants them to. Corrine gives everyone she meets a hard time and it's pretty difficult to like her initially. However, her growth over the course of this book kept me reading and by the end of it I was rooting for her to realize money isn't the key to happiness - at least not for her. 

I really enjoyed Where I Belong. The secondary characters were charming and easy to love and the storyline was completely believable. I enjoyed the dialogue between Kitsy and Corrine and of course, there is a definite crush-worthy boy to swoon over. The author did a fantastic job of showing us Corrine's growth and maturity and and I am hoping we can read more from her soon. 

My Rating: 

This review is part of the Where I Belong Blog Tour with The Teen {Book} Scene. Click HERE to follow the rest of the tour. 


  1. I'm really looking forward to reading this book. It sounds like such a sweet read!

  2. I really enjoyed it! I hope you do too. :)



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