Here Lies Bridget by Paige Harbison
Release Date: February 1 2011
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Received from: NetGalley
Cover Thoughts: I always grab a book due to it's cover!
My Review: I completely hated this book. However, I did read the whole thing. It's 219 pages long and the part I did enjoy was when we were seeing Bridget, the main character, through the eyes of Liam and Meredith.
That being said I don't think your suppose to like Bridget. The chick is awful. The high school blonde &%$#, is what she is and as I was reading it I saw so much of my sister the Golden Child, it was rather scary. I did not like reading about what she did to everyone. I could hardly stand the girl. When I finally did put the book down, I told Mr. that if I acted like a bitch it was due to the book majorly frustrating me and he needed to call me on it right away.
I did and didn't like the end. SPOILER I like that she apologized and that one character said that they could no longer be friends. That was a major issue for me, their relationship how toxic it was and I am glad that the character finally stood up for herself. Meredith's (another character) reaction was exactly what Bridget needed, because even though Bridget was a completely pain, she still needs someone to love her and Meredith was perfect for that role. Liam's reaction well pissed me off, but at the same time was completely understandable. I almost would have liked her not to have passed the test, Bridget that is.This sounds a little cryptic, I don't want to give to much away.
It was an interesting read, but I would never read it again. I like happy books, happy characters. I have enough horrible people in my life that I don't want to read about one. Those horrible people in my life are only there because they can't be removed.
I don't want to leave off with such a horrible review. Paige Harbison writing was really good. She made your feel the emotions, even though I couldn't connect with the main character you felt what the minor characters were going through. I would definitely read another one of Paige's books, hopefully one with a much nicer main character. Actually I would be interested in reading the character (who I am not naming, just because) that told Bridget they could no longer be friends, I would love to read about what happened to her afterwards. That would be a very interesting story.
P.S. A better review than mine at the Reading Angel