Thursday, August 25, 2011

Review: Here Lies Bridget by Paige Harbison

Bridget Duke is the uncontested ruler of her school. The meanest girl with the biggest secret insecurities. And when new girl Anna Judge arrives, things start to fall apart for Bridget: friends don't worship as attentively, teachers don't fall for her wide-eyed "who me?" look, expulsion looms ahead and the one boy she's always loved—Liam Ward—can barely even look at her anymore.

When a desperate Bridget drives too fast and crashes her car, she ends up in limbo, facing everyone she's wronged and walking a few uncomfortable miles in their shoes. Now she has only one chance to make a last impression. Though she might end up dead, she has one last shot at redemption and the chance to right the wrongs she's inflicted on the people who mean the most to her.

And Bridget's about to learn that, sometimes, saying you're sorry just isn't enough….

When I first started reading Here Lies Bridget, I had a hunch that I would not like this book because the main character is not at all likable at first. Bridget Duke is a stereotypical popular girl. She is a horrible person who is conceited, rude, jealous, and overall annoying. She rules the school because people are afraid of what she can do to them. Bridget only thinks of herself and what is best for her, so she does not care about those around her. She loves to lie if it will keep her out of trouble. I honestly did not like her at all in the first half of the book because of her mean and hurtful demeanor.

After the car crash, Bridget starts to realize how horrible she is and how many people she has hurt. As soon as she started to see how bratty she had been acting, I surprisingly started to like her. I did not think it was possible to like a character like her, but Harbison made it possible. She knows how to make an unlikable character likable.

Here Lies Bridget is a fun and easy read. The ending was my favorite part because it was so adorable!Perfect beach read in my opinion. The story is definitely interesting, so I would recommend reading it if you get a chance.

Rating: 3.5/5

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