Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Where I belong by Gwendolyn Heasley

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. 

Corrinne is spoilt. You can tell from the first chapter that she has a very shallow personality, so much so that I didn’t enjoy reading her narration. I think this is what Gwendolyn Heasley was going for - especially based on the prologue - and she achieved it brilliantly.

While in Texas Corrine gradually starts to change, she is influences by the people around her and she slowly becomes a different person for the experience. Of course, there are a few anecdotes along the way.

This was a quick read and a feel good book. I wished we had a bit more time for character interaction towards the end, however, things wrapped up neatly with a little bit left for the imagination. I’d suggest this book on a rainy day.

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