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Gwendolyn Heasley

Author of Where I Belong

4 Works 267 Members 27 Reviews

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Birthdate
20th Century
Gender
female
Nationality
USA

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Very cute, heartwarming story about a teenage girls whose privileged life is turned upside down when her dad loses his job in the recession. Corrinne and her little brother are forced to move to Texan to live with the country grandparents she's never met. She is miserable, and mortified, by the unsettling change of lifestyle, and has a hard time swapping her Jimmy Choos for cowboy boots. But in the end, of course, the kind and generous people of Broken Spoke win her over. When Corrinne is faced with a surprising decision at the end of her first semester in Texas, she finds it's tougher to make than she imagined. Fun, light, and very sweet.… (more)
 
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kdegour23 | 16 other reviews | May 29, 2024 |
I wasn’t sure that I would ever actually finish this book. I started it almost a year ago, and just couldn’t really get into it at the time. I’m not sure what changed, or if I am just in a different place to immerse myself in the story; but since I took it off the shelf I couldn’t put it down. I loved all of the characters, even Waverly, though she did irk my nerves a bit more than usual! I am really a sucker for City Girl meets small town life and really grows accustomed to it. The ending wasn’t what I was expecting, though I can see why the author took that route. I just wish that the story had gone on a little more and I could know if promises made were actually kept.… (more)
 
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chaoticmel | 16 other reviews | May 18, 2024 |
Though this was an addictive read, there were a lot of moments that made me roll my eyes.

The main message behind this book seemed to be about projecting an online image and ensuring that this image wasn't contrary to what one might say in public. In a circular way, this book might be interesting for someone who had been affected by cyberbullying.

Imogene and Sage felt like reasonable 15-year-old characters for the most part; however, the blogs that they 'wrote' felt entirely juvenile and not at all thought out.

I enjoyed the slight romance that played throughout the book, but it felt a little bit too set up--this would be the kind of book that could be very successful with the hero being more unexpected. However, the relationship that did form actually had a basis and I enjoyed that Imogene was learning.

There were some powerful moments about family dynamics, and this was the strongest aspect of the book.

Other than the blogs, this was fairly well-written and I feel like younger teens might really enjoy this book.
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whakaora | 6 other reviews | Mar 5, 2023 |
I wasn’t sure that I would ever actually finish this book. I started it almost a year ago, and just couldn’t really get into it at the time. I’m not sure what changed, or if I am just in a different place to immerse myself in the story; but since I took it off the shelf I couldn’t put it down. I loved all of the characters, even Waverly, though she did irk my nerves a bit more than usual! I am really a sucker for City Girl meets small town life and really grows accustomed to it. The ending wasn’t what I was expecting, though I can see why the author took that route. I just wish that the story had gone on a little more and I could know if promises made were actually kept.… (more)
 
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chaoticbooklover | 16 other reviews | Dec 26, 2018 |

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