Here Lies Bridget by Paige Harbison – book cover, description, publication history . Summary: Entertaining teenage novel with strong similarities to A Christmas Carol in its tale of an obnoxious girl being shown the error of her. Bridget Duke, father is a famous sportscaster, and Bridget herself is both entitled and deeply insecure. [H]is fame made me cool by association.

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You’ll fall in love. The few interactions she has with Liam, you can tell her still cares for her, and wishes that they could be together, but you certainly can’t blame him for not wanting to be around the new her.

Review: Here Lies Bridget by Paige Harbison

Additionally, when she went back to relive the most horrendous moments, she decided to change in the blink of an eye. Your email address will not be published.

Just like listening to an answering machine recording of your voice and realizing that you sound almost exactly like Kermit the Frog.

I literally gasped out loud in several places, hardly able to believe that Bridget had just said or done that evil, evil, thing. Particularly those who take after the title character, anything that gets girls like her to think about the consequences of their actions must be worth picking up!

Here Lies Bridget by Paige Harbison – book review

And, at the very least, I wanted her to wake up in the hospital after her accident, and picking up where she left off. Young adult fiction has long been populated with mean girls — vicious, boyfriend-stealing tarts who underdress, over-apply makeup and, generally, terrorize those whose daddies didn’t buy them BMWs for their 16th birthdays.

Yeah, this was pretty crap. I did not like this book at all. Paige Harbison lebt im sonnigen Florida.


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.

However, I had some problems with the book. I neve From shutupimreading. No paigr thoughts about berating her best friend. Mein Stern war gesunken. Here Lies Bridget was a very fast read with a really great concept.

Yeah, she grows in the end but man I just hated her too much to even care. Bridget Duke is the queen bee of her school. Feb 08, Liz rated it it was ok Shelves: I had a hard time placing her after she came back.

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. Then came the decision. Bridget was the girl we can’t even “love to hate” because we simply refuse to put the word “love” in the same sentence as “Bridget”.

They all just annoyed me, they were either too good or too bitchy. My favorite read in a long time, bravo! How anyone can be that blatantly mean blows my mind. She is constantly late to her classes, she tries to cheat her way through just about everything, and she treats her stepmom horribly. Someone as mean and nasty as she was does not just see their meanest moments one more time and realize how bad they are. Jan 10, Krista CubicleBlindness Reviews rated it liked it. Mar 28, Abbie rated it liked it.

I liked this for what it is as I am not it’s demographic. Then, in between moments of life and death, she has to relive the events of the past couple of days through other people’s eyes.

Here Lies Bridget by Paige Harbison

I did not mind the predictable story, though, because where this book really shines is in the storytelling. An impressive debut for Paige Harbison.


Please don’t be put off by her attitude, I promise you that Paige Harbison is only crafting that mean girl to show you how much people can learn about themselves. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. For a similar tale which has been widely hailed as a superb debut novel, check out Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver.

As with “A Christmas Carol,” it’s only through forced empathy that she truly sees the effects of her actions. I haven’t hete this hard during the ending of a book in a long time.

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Not Just for Kids: ‘Here Lies Bridget’ by Paige Harbison

Trotz dieses kleinen negativen Aspektes hat mich das Buch sehr gut unterhalten und auch zum Nachdenken gebracht: For more of my reviews and recommendations, visit my blog: Because of that, her stepmother has become, basically, her sole guardian. Return to Book Page. The only thing lie bothered me was that I thought she got out of her problems way too easy towards the end, I wish she would’ve had a bit more difficulty trying to redeem herself and really working hard for it, instead everything just resolved way too fast.

Ihr schweres Schicksal sei mal dahin gestellt: Can she redeem herself? Bridget’s friends had problems too, and I didn’t try to dwell on that, because to be honest, most of them were no better than Bridget herself.

Though I really didn’t want to, I started to want the best outcome for Bridget. There’s some mild swearing and teen drinking.