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 synopsis)
Bridget is not a nice girl. There’s no way around it, she’s just mean and shows no redeeming qualities. I didn’t like her and, unlike other heroines in similar books, she didn’t grow on me at all. I liked her time in limbo and how she had to come face to face with the consequences of her actions, but the ending was a little rushed for me and seemed too easy.
It’s a little strange to read a story where you don’t particularly like the main character, but enjoy everything else about the book. I liked the idea of limbo and being judged. I also liked the secondary characters, even though stepmother Meredith and ex-boyfriend Liam were unbelievably understanding and kind to Bridget. Would have liked to have seen more of Michelle, one of Bridget’s friends, and wish she had a larger part.
Gave this one a 3/5 as I liked the story well enough, just not the main character. Also didn’t care for the ending, which tied things up too neatly. Actually wished the book could have been longer so we could see more of Bridget’s possible redemption and get a better feel for her motivations.