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Here Lies Bridget by Paige Harbison

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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.
I was on kind of a kick lately reading similar stories to compare. If I Stay by Gayle Foreman, Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver and Here Lies Bridget by Paige Harbison. I am not here to compare these stories today. I did find similiarities in the main characters however between Before I fall and Here Lies Bridget. Bridget, lets face it was a mean girl! As you read you almost want to say that she deserves what she gets, but really nobody deserves to die, no matter what. Of course this book takes on a different look at bullying in schools that really needs to be acknowledged more. In this story we see Bridget going into the minds of her fellow students and seeing herself from their point of views. It was a great read …

Stolen by Lucy Christopher

Sixteen year old Gemma is kidnapped from Bangkok airport and taken to the Australian Outback. This wild and desolate landscape becomes almost a character in the book, so vividly is it described. Ty, her captor, is no stereotype. He is young, fit and completely gorgeous. This new life in the wilderness has been years in the planning. He loves only her, wants only her. Under the hot glare of the Australian sun, cut off from the world outside, can the force of his love make Gemma love him back? The story takes the form of a letter, written by Gemma to Ty, reflecting on those strange and disturbing months in the outback. Months when the lines between love and obsession, and love and dependency, blur until they don't exist - almost Description and photo from

An interesting take on Stockholm Syndrome. I say interesting because of the way it made me feel while I was reading the book. I read this during a stressful time in my life. As Gemma is taken from the Bangkok airpor…