Thursday, January 3, 2013

Right Where I Belong: A Review

When her father's third marriage ends, Natalia swears off love. Instead, she decides to leave Spain to go America with her soon-to-be ex-stepmother, the one who first told her about Jesus. Florida brings unfamiliar culture, a new school, and a pastor's son who is funny and loves Jesus just as much as Natalia does. Will she find that love might just be right where she belongs?

This is the third book I've read by McGee that mirrors a Biblical narrative, this time Ruth's story. Although I love the story of Ruth, this was my least favorite by McGee, and I feel that's because I wasn't crazy about Natalia. She just felt under-developed and sometimes boring even though she has a great back-story. I never really cared about her the way I did the other characters. 

Despite the weak heroine, the story is still a cute, fast read. I loved Brian. He's better developed than Natalia and seemed more authentic. It was great to catch up with Addy from First Date. My favorite character was the sidekick Lexi, and I hope she gets a story soon. 

Fans of Christian YA will enjoy this God-centered book. You don't have to read these books in order, but it would probably be helpful. 

I received this book in exchange for my review. My thoughts are my own. 


Dawn said...

This one wasn't my favorite either. For all of the points you mentioned.

Laura Jackson said...

I'm glad to know I'm not the only one because based on the Amazon reviews, I thought it was just me!