Th1rteen R3asons Why
by Jay Asher
Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker–his classmate and crush–who committed suicide two weeks earlier. On tape, Hannah explains that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he’ll find out how he made the list. Through Hannah and Clay’s dual narratives, debut author Jay Asher weaves an intricate and heartrending story of confusion and desperation that will deeply affect teen readers.
This Blonde’s Review:
I really like the cover of this book. The title and cover drew me in and made me want to see what it was about. When I read the synopsis I was intrigued. Not just a suicide note, but tapes. Clay is shocked by what he finds in the package. When I was reading this I could feel the struggle on whether to continue t listen to this or not. I could feel Clay’s pain as he listened to Hannah’s thirteen reasons why she committed suicide. This book can really make you think about the things you do or don’t do with your life. I really enjoyed this book. It made me cry and hurt for Clay and sad for Hannah.
This book is definitely worth reading. It is not a light read, but you won’t want to put it down.