The eye-catching cover design of this book piqued my interest, but the summary on the back drew me in completely, particularly after reading (and loving) `Before I fall' by Lauren Oliver a little while ago which this sounded pretty similar to. I have to concede that both stories are very alike, but judging this one on its own merits I found it a really worthwhile novel.
The book tells the story of Bridget Duke, a self-professed mean girl who rules the school but who has no idea of how people *really* feel about her until it might be too late. Hovering between life and death after a car accident, Bridget can suddenly see all of the wrongs she has caused, but only has a very short time to try and make things right.
Fans of `Before I fall' will enjoy this. The characters are well written and believable and though I did want to hate Bridget, the author manages to elicit some sympathy for her and you do begin to question the consequences of your own actions. More to the point, the book also covers some serious issues therein, such as bullying and eating disorders which I think is an issue that needs to be included in more YA books.
Overall, a very good read. I'd say this is probably aimed at the mid-teen market as there are a couple of curse words in there which parents may be wary of for younger kids, but hey I'm twenty-something (cough) and I liked it too.