Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Review: Here Lies Bridget by Paige Harbison
Here Lies Bridget by Paige Harbison
Published Date: January 2011
The Story: 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….
My Review: This story seems like Mean Girls mixed with The Christmas Carol to me, only it's one mean girl. Bridget thinks everyone should know her and give in to anything she wants. When Anna shows up, Bridget's whole world comes crashing down. And she realizes what she has done to her family and her friends. Harbison has given us a world where we can see possiblities for our actions. I always love the good moral stories! And Here Lies Bridget had me looking into my own life to see if there was anything I needed to change!