Right Where I Belong by Krista McGee
16 year old Natalia is leaving her life in Spain behind to go live with her stepmother Maureen in Tampa, FL. Natalia has recently found the lord and her friends and family in Spain ridicule her new beliefs. Maureen has taught Natalia so much about God, but she desires more knowledge. Maureen takes Natalia to her native country with hopes of moving on and bringing Natalia to a better spiritual environment.
Natalia is enrolled in the local Christian school and immediately makes friend with the pastor’s son Brian. Brian and Natalia teach an ESL class to locals as their community service credit for school. Natalia loves her new school and learning more and more about the bible. Brian thinks of Natalia as more than a friend and finds it quite frustrating that Natalia refuses to date. Natalia is very reluctant to make any kind of commitment to a boy, because she has seen her parent fail in their marriages and she feels as if she would be doomed in any relationship. She hopes with help from Brian and his family to have a better relationship with God and to plan her future with his will in mind.
I think this is a great coming of age story that all young women should read. I loved how the author kept teaching Natalia about God's will and how to apply it to her everyday life. I like how pure Natalia's intentions are when itcomes to boys, I think a lot of young women could use it as a guide in their own lives. I really liked how the author let you hear Brian's voice for his fondness of Natalia, and the frustration he felt toward making that relationship work. Overall I absolutely loved this book and gets 5 stars from me.
I was given 1 ebook copy from the author for review purposes. I didn't receive any other compensation