Saturday, February 9, 2013

Right Where I Belong - Book Review

Natalia’s about to discover her place in the world . . . and it’s not following in her father’s footsteps.
After watching her father jump from one marriage to the next, Natalia has completely written off love. And when her father divorces his third wife—the only one who has been a mother to her—Natalia is ready to write him off too.
Needing a change of scenery, Natalia leaves her home in Spain and relocates with her stepmother to sun-soaked Florida. But she didn’t realize just how far a new school, a new culture, and a new lifestyle would push her out of her comfort zone.
One of her biggest surprises comes from Brian, a pastor’s son with an adorable smile, who loves God with a sincerity that astounds Natalia. She doesn’t want to fall for him, but she can’t seem to avoid him long enough to get him out of her mind.
Love is the last thing Natalia wants. Even so, God has her right where she belongs.
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Right Where I Belong is one of the best books I have read in a long time.  The story centers on Natalia, a high school senior, and although the main story line is about high school students, anyone would enjoy this book.
Natalia's struggle with her new life in Florida, her nagging parents, her new school and her feelings about her new friends are all so typical of real life.  Krista McGee (author) does an amazing job of getting inside Natalia's head and making the reader feel like they are right there in the story line.  Throughout the entire book the anticipation of what will happen between Natalia and Brian keeps you reading and reading and reading.
McGee also does an excellent job of letting God work through each of the characters in a unique way, and shows that God can and will use anyone of any age to achieve his will.  This is a central theme throughout the book, but does not become 'preachy' at any point.
I loved this book and look forward to finding more great reads from McGee.  Regardless of your age, you should give Right Where I Belong a read.
Disclaimer: I received a preview e-book of Right Where I Belong thorough my membership in BookSneeze. BookSneeze is affiliated with Thomas Nelson Publishing. All opinions are my own.


Karen W