Thursday, July 7, 2011

Where I Belong by Gwendolyn Heasley

Where I Belong by Gwendolyn Heasley
Publication Date: February 8, 2011
Versions: paperback, kindle

Summary (from goodreads):
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 live 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.

To tell you the truth, the main character really irritated me. Corrinne's a rich teenager who shops at all the designer stores and is planning to attend an expensive private boarding school with her best friend. But when her dad loses his job because of the recession, she finds out that she won't be attending her dream school and will be moving to Texas to live with her grandparents. Corrinne is not happy about the change, especially now that she's attending a public school. But through all the hard times, Corrinne meets a nice friend and a cute guy.

Like I said before, Corrinne really irritated me. She constantly acted better than everyone else, and said some of the stupidest things. But I see where she's coming from. Corrinne has lived the "rich" lifestyle her whole life so I can see why she acts so selfish when she no longer has money. The story line, even though very predictable, was also very interesting. I actually did enjoy the book even though I didn't like the main character.

Will I reread it?
No, probably not. I did enjoy it, but I don't think this will be on my "re-reading" shelf. But if you're looking for a fun book to read when your bored-it will entertain you for a few hours.


Bookish in a Box said...

This is one that I've been wanting to read for a while. It's too bad that Corrinne is annoying, but I'm glad you liked the book despite her.

Jillian said...

hm this could be good for those days when I just want something super light to read.

Briana said...

I've seen the cover of this book around but never read the summary. It sounds really cute! Maybe I'll pick it up despite the annoying MC. =P

kapri said...

I read this book a little bit ago. And though it was enjoyable, I was a little dissapointed. And I agree about Corrine being annoying.

Anonymous said...

I appreciate such an honest and detailed review of this novel. Thanks! :)

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