Where I Belong
Publisher: Harper Teen
Release Date: February 8, 2011
Source: Copy from friend
Rating: 3.5 stars
Via 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 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 have been looking forward to Where I Belong for months, even more after I saw the gorgeous cover. I started reading, and I was let down. The plot was very slow and I wasn’t completely captivated, about 2/3 the way through the book, something clicked and I was absolutely addicted.
My feelings on the characters were completely mixed. At first, I absolutely hated Corrinne. I thought she was a complete snob, and wanted to slap her. As the book went on, she really grew on me, and I really did like her by the end of the book. I really liked Kitsy throughout the whole novel, she was really fun and totally likable.
The plot was really fun. It was fun to see how Corrinne adapted after being thrown into a completely different lifestyle. Pampered princess to Texan. All the scenes with Corrinne’s grandparents were absolutely lovely, and I really enjoyed them. I wish my grandma cooked like that all the time! I wasn’t completely on board with the ending – it was nice, but I felt like there were still a few strings that weren’t quite all tied up.
Where I Belong was a pretty decent read. I thought it was enjoyable, and you should read it should you have the opportunity. It wasn’t amazing, but still quite a read.