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.
Here Lies Bridget by Paige Harbison
Paperback : 219 pages
Publisher: Harlequin (January 18, 2011)
Bridget isn’t the type of girl a person wants to be friends with, and those who are might regret the friendship. I was thrown for a loop with this book; it wasn’t what I thought it would be about. I was pleasantly surprised as the plot moved forward as Bridget became aware of the situation she was in. The ending was rather shocking, in my opinion, but a proper ending for the story. It’s nice to see that bad girls don’t finish first unless they change their ways.
Overall, the writing and character development was great. I found myself torn between liking and hating Bridget through the entire story. It’s not the type of story I would generally select for myself but it was definitely worth reading.