Mission to Read

Wife, technophile, bibliophile, and student who obsesses over the latest gadget and political drama. I read compulsively. It's an addiction really. I also blog.

Here Lies Bridget (Harlequin Teen)

Here Lies Bridget (Harlequin Teen) - Paige Harbison To be quite honest I was not expecting this book to be a smidgen of as good as it is. I am not a “typical” mean girl, but from the lessons she learned I rethought some of my own words and actions.Bridget isn’t as horrible as I expected while inside her head. This was mainly due to her bullying isn’t coming from a place of attempting to ruin peoples lives. but by the fact that she is self-absorbed and simply doesn’t think about how her actions are affecting those around her.From the readers perspective it is obvious the negative impact she is having on everyone. Primarily I saw this in her interactions with Meredith. Perhaps, it’s because I’m in the middle of Meredith's problems, but it was the clearest aspect of how her mean behavior was hurting someone. I’m sorry to say I didn’t see how she could be hurting her teacher, Mr. Echnzo, as much as any other character.Her father should have had a part in this story, but in his lack of involvement it made Bridget even a more compelling character. She did have some that would be loyal no matter her actions, but others simply had to take the actions they did in order to help themselves.The paranormal wasn’t really the main aspect of the story. It was mainly a tale of how one’s words can seriously affect those around them. I believe this is a great book to give to those that are on either side of bullying. Maybe the bully can see how their actions are affecting others and those who are being bullied can see it from a different perspective.I loved this quick read with such a strong message.