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Here Lies Bridget

Here Lies Bridget (Harlequin Teen) - Paige Harbison Here Lies Bridget takes on the meanest girl in school... and gives her a dose of her own medicine. Bridget Duke is hands down the Queen Bee of the school and knows that she is in charge. She has the adoring girl pack, the teachers wrapped around her little finger, and the attention of all the guys that she can handle. But when a new girl appears on the scene, Bridget begins to lose grasp on everything that she has "worked" so hard to get. When Bridget gets in a car accident, she realizes that things just got a lot worse.. being stuck in limbo, forced to face all her actions, and only one chance to make amends.The first thing I noticed about Here Lies Bridget was, of course, Bridget Duke. She is the most annoying, whiny, and stuck up main character that I have had the misfortune to meet in a long time... if ever. Knowing you are the best and being the best are two totally different things. And for Bridget, half the battle. As with Lauren Oliver's Before I Fall, it took a lot for me to come to terms with this character. And it isn't always easy to forget that only 50ish pages ago, you were wanting to step into the novel just to smack the main character. But Harbison somehow not only manages to turn Bridget around, but also make her likeable. Which, for me, was a huge feat. Here Lies Bridget is a novel that you will get mad at, want to throw (because you dislike the main character so much), and be 100% glad that you read. Despite the madness that is Bridget, there is a lot going on here. Redemption, overcoming fears and insecurities, and closure. Here Lies Bridget will leave you thinking about the effects that you have on others for a long time... I know I did.