Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Here Lies Bridget by Paige Harbison

Book Blurb
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.

4 out 5

I loved the concept of this book.  The people who you hurt most must decide your fate in the afterlife, I mean how cool is that idea. I loved her re-living the story from a different perspectives.  I secretly wonder with time have a forgotten how I was in high school.  Was I ever like her?  Was I friends with her?  It almost seems like it should be a requirement for all people leaving high school to undergo the boardroom. My only complaint is that I really wanted the limbo and redemption part to be the majority of the story.  I just ended up hating Bridget too much to really accept her as a redeemable character.  I mean I wouldn’t have forgiven her. She was beyond not nice! I did like her stepmother the best(she was a saint!!), but I would like to have seen a little more of her and the surrounding cast.  13 and up. 

This is a very Blondie/Mean Girls soundtrack for me.

Rip Her to Shreds by Blondie

Reviewed from a NetGalley copy

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