Paperback, 208 pages
Expected publication: February 1st 2011 by Harlequin
“Heroine, Bridget Duke, rules her high school, but when she crashes her car and ends up in limbo, she must confront the people she has wronged, all of whom want her to go to hell. The outcome of these meetings will decide her final destination.” – Goodreads
My Opinion: Wow. Okay the novel starts off right away with Bridget thinking about committing suicide and she is driving erratically and crying, and thinking about how everyone would be super sorry about how they acted towards her and how they would blame themselves for her death. And then she gets into a car accident. It was a great start, I was feeling the adrenaline that Bridget was experiencing.
I think that a theme in this book is that our actions have consequences and that Bridget looks back on her actions and tries to change the way things are in her life and the lives of those closest to her. I thought that she was a great person because she realized when she was wrong and tried to fix things.
I totally understand where she is coming from. But it felt as though all she cared about was herself until she “saw the light” and fixed it all. I loved the effect the flashbacks had on the novel and saw how she changed because of them in the process.
Something else that I really liked that was that the story only takes place in a manner of one to half a day. And I loved that because the novel’s time was so short we see a drastic change in Bridget’s personality because of the event that she goes through. And in real life, its the same. People need only a single moment to make them change.
Overall: 4 out of 5
**This is also a debut novel for Paige Harbison, for those of you participating in the Debut Author Challenge! **