Here Lies Bridget
A debut novel by 19-year-old
Mean girls watch out!
A brilliant insight into the mind of a gossip obsessed bully.
About the book.
Bridget Duke is the uncontested ruler of her school. The meanest girl with the biggest secret insecurities. And when new girl Anna Judge arrives, things start to fall apart for Bridget: friends don't worship as attentively, teachers don't fall for her wide-eyed "who me?" look, expulsion looms ahead and the one boy she's always loved—Liam Ward—can barely even look at her anymore.
When a desperate Bridget drives too fast and crashes her car, she ends up in limbo, facing everyone she's wronged and walking a few uncomfortable miles in their shoes. Now she has only one chance to make a last impression. Though she might end up dead, she has one last shot at redemption and the chance to right the wrongs she's inflicted on the people who mean the most to her.
And Bridget's about to learn that, sometimes, saying you're sorry just isn't enough….
About the Author.
Paige Harbison was 19 when she wrote Here Lies Bridget. She is the daughter of American chick lit Queen Beth Harbison and is currently working toward her Bachelor's Degree at Towson University in Baltimore, MD. Following in the footsteps of her mother,—who is author of Shoe Addicts Anonymous, which is being made into a movie starring Halle Berry-- 21 year old Paige has already signed a deal to give her book the Hollywood treatment. Paige is currently working on her second novel but is available for interview and feature writing.
Here's a couple of questions I asked Paige.
1. Here lies Bridget is a lot about the high school hierarchy and popularity, so, what were you like in high school?
I was a total floater. I hung out with everyone. I don’t know if it was just me, or just the people I hung out with most regularly, but popularity just never seemed that important. I was well-known, and—as far as I know—well-liked for the most part, so maybe it never mattered to me because I had some measure of popularity. But really, it wasn’t a huge deal to me. But I certainly saw it take over other people, so my objective view on the obsessive desire to be ‘on top’ gave me a good perspective to write from.
2. Were you in a particular social clique?
Nope. Like I said, I floated. I did plays, but I wasn’t a “theatre person,” I hung out with some people universally recognized as “popular” but I wasn’t part of any core “it “crowd.” I just hung out with anyone I liked.
3. You wrote the book quite young, had you always planned to pursue a writing career?
Not at all. My mom is an author (Shoe Addicts Anonymous, etc) so I’ve always been exposed to it. So maybe that’s why it never occurred to me. I was always great in English class and always loved to read, but writing an actual book wasn’t something I ever really aimed to do. But once I started, I really enjoyed it!
4. And lastly, are you a Bookaholic?
Totes. I don’t read everything, but I have always loved to read. I think the only reason I haven’t read a ton recently is because I was juggling work and graduating college in three years.
ou can see my review of Here lies Bridget here
o celebrate this being my very first blog tour and the fact that it's my birthday today I've decided to give away a copy of the book myself! Just fill in the very quick form
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Closes at the end of the day July 5th.
Update: This giveaway is now closed