Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Thirteen Reasons Why

Review by Edan
Title: Thirteen Reasons Why
Author: Jay Asher
Published: 2007
Publisher: Razorbill

One day Clay Jensen comes homes to find a box of cassette tapes on his porch. The cassette tapes were recorded by Hannah Baker, a classmate who committed suicide two weeks earlier. He begins listening to them, they are the thirteen reasons why she did it. Why she ended her life. Each side is about someone and each person on the list will have to listen to all of them. Clay doesn't know why he is on the list. He never did anything to harm Hannah, or at least he didn't think so. He finally sits down to a long night of wandering, crying, listening and understanding.

It is an amazing book. It makes you truly understand how all the little things can truly change or harm someone's life. As you hear Hannah talking, you also hear the thoughts going through Clay's mind. You watch him go where Hannah tells him and you hear what he has to say about Hannah. It is beautifully written. It is sad and depressing, but also inspirational and makes me want to learn more about suicide statistics. I don't really know what else to say about it, but it is a must read for any teen. It is a wonderful book that I could read again and again and never catch everything.


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