Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Book Review: Right Where I Belong

Right Where I Belong by Krista McGee is the third in a series, of sorts, for middle and early high school age girls. The three books contain independent stories, yet share characters and some settings. Right Where I Belong is the story of Natalia, a high school senior from Spain whose father has just divorced his third wife in favor of yet another. Rather than share life with a potential new stepmother, Natalia decides to move to the states with Maureen, the woman her father divorced. Maureen is also the person who led Natalia to the Lord, so Natalia is hoping Maureen will help her grow in faith. There are many surprises in store for Natalia in Tampa, Florida, USA.

Like the other two books in the series, Right Where I Belong has many similarities to a familiar Bible story—in this case, the story of Ruth. I wouldn't say it’s a contemporary version of Ruth’s story, though. It’s just fun to compare and contrast. Like Ruth, Natalia makes an unexpected choice, ultimately choosing to follow God first of all—always. I’m happy to recommend this book which I received from Thomas Nelson Publishers in exchange for this honest review.

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