Friday, January 7, 2011

Here Lies Bridget by Paige Harbison

Thank you so much to NetGalley and Harlequin for allowing me to read and review Here Lies Bridget, it was beautiful!

Bridget Duke knows what it’s like to be in someone else’s shoes. Literally.

Bridget rules over her school with no mercy, stripping them of their self-esteem with her double-edged remarks, feeding on their insecurities. Almost everyone loves her, only because they’re afraid not to. Even those that Bridget calls friends are hurt by her careless remarks and gestures. So what happens when a new girl arrives at the school and slowly strips Bridget of her title?

Funnily enough, Bridget gets herself killed… or half killed. She’s stuck in limbo and the only thing that’s stopping her from being killed completely is the judgement of those that she’s hurt…

Bridget steps into each of their shoes, reliving the moments when she hurts them most with her actions, feeling their emotions and hearing their thoughts but not being able to do anything about it.

So when she’s given until midnight to right her wrongs. Bridget feels as though it’s a God send, but with only a few hours to fix years of hurt, can she really accomplish such a feat?

At first I thought that Here Lies Bridget would be a retelling of the story A Christmas Carol, where the old man is visited by the ghosts from the past, present and future. And in a way it is, but it’s also more than that, it’s also another completely different story.

Here Lies Bridget is a beautiful that is very powerful and full of emotions. It tells of the consequences of each and every hurtful act that is inflicted upon someone… The main character Bridget is at first very annoying, she’s just another selfish brat that bullies others for entertainment. But as the book progresses you find out that there are reasons behind why she acts likes she does, and that’s what keeps you turning pages!

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