Predominantly blond and sneering, these girls tend to play minor but memorable roles, acting as foils to less-endowed protagonists who ultimately prevail against them. In this breezy tale of a debauched high school hierarchy, the penultimate mean girl Bridget is the central character, and lies are her primary means of control. She has no qualms about cheating and pinning the blame on another student. No second thoughts about berating her best friend. The book gets into gear quickly with a fast-paced prologue that has Bridget behind the wheel of her car, having ditched Winchester Prep for the afternoon. Angrily pushing pedal to the metal, she ruminates about the supposed misdeeds of her friends and family members, all the while careening toward a tree.
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Harlequin TEEN. Teen Fiction. Heroine, Bridget Duke, rules her high school, but when she crashes her car and ends up in limbo, she must confront the people she has wronged, all of whom want her to go to hell. The outcome of these meetings will decide her final destination. User reviews 2 reviews Overall rating. Already have an account? Log in now or Create an account.
May 06, Overall rating. The opening section of Here Lies Bridget is definitely an attention grabber. Bridget is driving recklessly, thinking of how everyone might react should she die. Awful and sad those these sentiments are, they are all the more powerful for being something most high schoolers can relate to although many probably don't act on their macabre fantasies.
The second chapter goes back to explain what brought Bridget, the most notorious girl in school to the contemplation of suicide. The framework definitely sucks the reader into the plot, curious to find out what exactly she did. About at the halfway point, the plot catches up to the opening and the real point of the story arrives. Bridget, through some aspect of the crash, ends up in some place where she is being judged for her ways in a very Christmas Carol-y way. Only, she just goes to the past and sees her behavior through the eyes of others.
This part was pretty cool and did a good job of getting the point across without taking too much time or repetition. The plot is entirely straight forward, but still nifty. It just doesn't make sense. What in the world transpired here? I think that perhaps some additional pages spent in the denouement might have helped. The ending was rather abrupt, at least in the galley version which I read. This is a good, super quick read.
The story is predictable, but a good message and not like many of the other books I have read recently. If you're looking for something quick, fun and a little bit quirky, give this a try! Christina Franke, Staff Top 10 Reviewer reviews.
Report this review Comments 0 Was this review helpful to you? Good job for the debut novel February 16, Good points: 1 Paige's writing style is very good. I became quite emotional over some parts. You can't just hate someone without really knowing Bad Points: 1 It's a bit too short, the climax a bit too rushed. Other than that I found this book relaxing to read, and it's one of those books that has a moral to it.
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Here Lies Bridget
Bridget Duke is the uncontested ruler of her school. The meanest girl with the biggest secret insecurities. Now she has only one chance to make a last impression. From Goodreads. There were a couple of things I thought could have made the book better.
Review: Here Lies Bridget by Paige Harbison
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Share on:. Bridget Duke, daughter of a famous celebrity, is the undisputed queen of her school. Popular, wanted by the boys and feared or adored by the girls, she barely even notices the trail of destruction she leaves behind her as friends, teachers and even her stepmother end up being hurt by her actions. So when Bridget is in a car accident, and ends up in limbo, she's sent into the shoes of those she's wronged to see the effect she's had on them. Can she redeem herself? Bridget is a horrific but entertaining character who, as expected from the preview of the book, is taken aback when she sees her behaviour through the eyes of the other people.
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