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by Gwendolyn Heasley
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    Gwendolyn Heasley
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    HarperTeen; 1 edition (February 8, 2011)
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    304 pages
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Gwendolyn Heasley is a graduate of Davidson College and earned master’s degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia and the Vermont College of Fine Arts

Gwendolyn Heasley is a graduate of Davidson College and earned master’s degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia and the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Gwendolyn lives in Naples, Florida, the setting of Don’t Call Me Baby, but still misses New York City. She is also the author of two other novels for teens, Where I Belong and A Long Way from You, and a digital original novella, The Art of Goodbye.

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Grandpa brings me in trays of food and laughs at his own room-service jokes. Room service here, Grandpa says. Is this like the Plaza, Corrinne? he asks. Grandma’s food’s way better t I don’t say it. Even after. Even after a day, I am still fuming at Grandma about this job thing. Does she also have me in an arranged marriage that I don’t know about? Am I adopting a child from a foreign nation? She’s got my life on total fast-forward, and I don’t like it.

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Where’s the best place to start anew? For a long time, the answer was the United States of America-Ellis Island to be exact-so I make that my first stop. After quietly slipping out of the apartment, I stroll down the pathways along the West Side Highway to Battery Park, where the ferries depart for Ellis Island. From the harbor, I can see the Statue of Liberty, which even from this distance seems a hundred times larger than it did from the plane. Other author's books: A Long Way from You (Where I Belong).

Gwendolyn Heasley is a graduate of Davidson College and earned master’s degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia .

Gwendolyn Heasley is a graduate of Davidson College and earned master’s degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia and the Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Contact e-mailgwendolyn. Her perfect life is perfectly on track

Contact e-mailgwendolyn. Her perfect life is perfectly on track. When Corrinne’s father is laid off, her world suddenly falls apart.

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.

Where I Belong started pretty slowly for me because I had a very difficult time connecting with Corrinne, the main character. She lives in New York City and meets all of the stereotypes that I have about very affluent city girls. Corrienne spends money like there is no tomorrow and breaks all the rules because she just doesn't think they should apply to her. Really in the beginning she was just a rotten brat in my mind and that made it very difficult to connect with her. Now, once Corrienne's father loses his job and she is forced to moved to Broken Spoke, Texas, in other words, the middle of nowhere Texas and started to get a real taste of life it was easier to connect with her and I really began to enjoy her transformation. At first, she hates everything about this small town but it really starts to grow on her without her even realizing it is happening. Corrienne is faced with getting a job that pays $7.50 a hour cleaning stalls at a local barn, something her parent's paid someone to do with her own horse back in New York. My favorite part of Where I Belong is when her best friend from New York visits during the big rodeo, that Corrienne has put together a silent auction and t-Shirt sale together for. It is a disaster everything that could go wrong does, that is not what I really enjoyed but rather this is the first time that Corrienne realizes how much she has changed and grown.

Now the ending of this story was a little too perfect for me. I just can't imagine in just 5 months that things would turn around as much as the appear too. I would have liked for the story to go on a bit longer because it just felt like there was a lot of build up for a very quick and perfect ending. Lots of build up for nothing.

I enjoyed the vastly different personalities that the characters of Where I Belong have and how they all interact with each other. I also enjoyed watching Corienne grow up during this story and really start to define who she really is.
If I could describe this book with just 3 words, it would be charming, quick and fun. It's a story about Corrine and her struggle to adjust from her New York and I have a lot of money to her new manual everything life. Corrine's dad went almost bankrupt because of a bad investment and they all have to move to Texas with Corrine's grandparents for a simpler and cheaper life while her parents try to pick up the pieces back in New York.

This situation was basically the end of the world for Corrine and she reacted the exact way a spoiled rich girl would. She didn't annoy me as much as I thought she would when I first started the book. She was witty, spoiled and very judgmental at first but as she started "living" the life in Broken Spoke, she became thoughtful, grateful and mature.

The story was very realistic, cute, and fun. It was more about friendships and how Corrine's life is post-recession which kind of disappointed me. The cover is somewhat misleading to the contents of the book. But I really shouldn't judge a book by it's cover.

I adored the book and finished it within a day and a half. A perfect read just for a day's entertainment. A definite unputdownable read from Gwendolyn Heasley.
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.
I was prepared to really like this book. I wanted a quick, easy, feel-good read, and this sounded like one from the reviews.
It wasn't. For a teen book, it had an appalling amount of language, underage drinking (LOTS of drinking), lying, selfishness and lack of respect for others. I usually enjoy teen lit, but I was actually embarrased to be reading this, as it was so far below the quality of books I usually read. I would not let or recomend my teenage sister-in-law to read this.
I kept hoping it would get better... But it didn't :(
The characters in this story keep you with your nose in the reading of its pages! Great resolutions and details that grip your heart.
Amazing book to read. I really got into it within the first 10 mins that I started reading this book. I love it and I would really read it over and over again. this is a book I would recommend people to read.
I’ve been searching for this book for years. I read it back in high school and couldn’t remember what it was! It’s a cute book
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