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 thoughts :That was a cute read. The plot was kind of déja but it's always nice to read this kind of books even if you know what the end will be like. Corrinne is this rich girl living in New York who leads a perfect life but one day her parents announce that they've got to move to Texas for an undefined period of time because of money issues .. That, of course, puts Corrinne, the spoiled girl, in a tough position. She goes to live in Broken Spoke, a small town in Texas, with her grandparents and sees herself as doomed. However, as you can guess, she'll make friends and undergo huge changes in her personality. Corrinne was a very likeable character, well not at the beginning of the book.
But, I'd have wanted a little more romance : the cover represents Corrinne and a mysterious boy (well, I know which boy it must represent) but there isn't that much romance in Where I Belong .. which is too bad, really. This book is more about friendship, family and community than love.
I have no idea if this book is a stand alone or if there will be a sequel .. Do you know ?
My rating :
Plot : ★★★
Characters : ★★★★
Ending : ★★★
Cover : ★★★★★Writing : ★★★★