18 August 2011

{Book Review} Here Lies Bridget

By: Me My Shelf And I | 18 August 2011 at 1:40 AM | | | | |
Here Lies Bridget
Author: Paige Harbison
Pages: 219
Release Date: January 18th 2011
Publisher: Harlequin
Source: The {Teen} Book Scene Blog Tour
Rating: 4 Birds
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….

We are the 6th stop on the Here Lies Bridget Blog Tour hosted by The {Teen} Book Scene. Tomorrow we will have a great Character Interview with Liam, but today we are giving you our review!
Take 1 part Mean Girls, sprinkle in a little If I Stay by Gayle Formen, shake and serve over a hearty dose of humility and you have Here Lies Bridget.
I usually have a hard time identifying with protagonists of this stature. Popular, completely unaware of how her actions effect others, and generally just floats about thinking everything is about them. I’m the complete opposite. But it is impossible not to identify with Bridget Duke and even pull for her by the end of the book.

Paige Harbison delivers a cast of relatable and easy to follow teenagers who take you through the life and “trials” of Bridget Duke, and how her life and actions effect them.

You get a little bit of everything in this book, you get to be the popular girl. You get the devoted love of her life, the scene stealer, the best friends, the parents POV…you really get it all. HLB is a well rounded read that’s highly enjoyable with a little crazy twist at the end.

I very much enjoyed reading this book and think that it should be read by every teenager, it’s a great insight as to how your actions can effect others. On this note let me give you my favorite quote from the book, it should wrap things up very nicely.

I want you to understand how people see you, and how your actions matter…You must learn that your place in the world is important. You’ve been given the power to affect people, just as we all have, and it’s important-no, vital-that you do the right thing with it - Anna Judge
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