REVIEW: Here Lies Bridget by Paige Harbison

Here Lies Bridget by Paige Harbison
Published by Harlequin on 18th January 2011
Pages: 219

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 look, expulsion looms ahead and the one boy she's always loved 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.
This is a novel that will definitely make you think and witness inside the head of a bully, but also why she does it. I really like the cover, though it is a little weird and creepy I think it fits the novel well.

Bridget Duke believes she is the most popular and likeable girl in their school, if someone does not like something or she does something wrong; it is always their fault. She is a bully. However when Bridget drives too fast and crashes her car whilst simultaneously dying, she is faced with the truth. What everyone really thinks about her and how she effects others. Though she soon realises saying 'sorry' just isn't enough.

More thoughts rushed into my head: the betrayals of my friends, the fact that few (if any) people loved or cared about me, the fact that everyone was too focused on themselves to think a little bit about what they were doing to me.
Here Lies Bridget by Paige Harbison  (paperback), page 107

Like the quote above, a lot of things Bridget said made you shake your head and look say "really!?". She was self-centred, selfish, immature, deceiving, lying… you get the point.

The plot and scenes (though cliqued) were quick, and it certainly did not hang around; it was perfect, short-and-sweet. It was a quick read that kept you wishing and wishing someone would shout at Bridget!

This novel was a quick and simple read that made you frustrated with our main character, but also make you think a little.

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