My review of belonging by karen anne hopkins

Rose became Amish so she could be with Noah, but is this where she really belongs?
‘I left everything I knew behind. but it was worth it. He was worth it’.
No one thought an ordinary girl like me would last two minutes living with the Amish, not even me. There are a lot more rules and a lot less freedom, and I miss my family and the life I once had. Worst of all, Noah and I aren’t even allowed to see each other. Not until I’ve proven myself.
If I can find a way
to make it work, we’ll be Rose & Noah, together forever.
But not e
belongingverybody believes this is where I belong’.

Belonging showed more of a balance to this intense and all-consuming love story. It explores first love , relationship, amish – and the power of love and sacrifice to work upon them.

reading Rose’s transition over to living in the Amish community. I can;t help but Imagining how to lead a  medieval life in the middle of this modern world.   We won’t be  able to use cell phones, internet, laptop or even use appliances to enjoy life such as  watching television.  Rose life is getting upside down. She makes huge sacrifices for Noah. Question is can Noah does the same thing for her?

Rose and Noah bonds will be tested, and difficult questions will be answered. With only love keeping Rose and Noah afloat, will it ever really be enough to keep them together?

Rose’s new friend noted that ‘love is about giving up your life but not your soul’. This is something Rose is still struggling with.She seems to be imbalanced with her love toward Noah. She gave up not only her life but also her soul.  As a reader, I was overcomed by Rose’s compassion and It’s good to see how life’s and love is a whole mess on its own accord.

I will give this book 5 sparkling star because the snippets of the story and the nuances of a character , namely Rose hang around for a while after I’ve finished the last page and this was certainly the case with this book


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Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: April 2013
Format: ARC

Genre: Normal adult /young adult

Age: YA
Reviewer: aretha zhen