Monday 26 March 2012


Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers 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.

I've wanted to read this book for a while, so I was very excited when I found it at the library.

Clay Jensen gets home from school one day to find a package filled with cassette tapes. They were recorded by Hannah Baker. Hannah was a classmate who killed herself a few weeks before. She was also the girl he had a huge crush on.

Unable to resist, he starts to listen to her tale. Every tape contains a story about a certain person and how they affected her life, and not in a positive way. It also answers why she decided to end her life...

OMG, this book was amazing! It was intriguing, mysterious, and very sad. It also kept me hooked from start to finish.

Hannah's story was haunting and filled me with rage at many points, because of the things this poor girl had to go through. It also broke my heart to see Clay's reaction to her stories. He really cared about her, but wasn't strong enough to show her just how much she meant to him. Which is quite a common thing, I think. How many times is someone scared to make the first move because they're scared of the other person's reaction? Or are afraid of getting rejected, hurt, or both? Many times.

This book also connects everything that led to this young girl giving up on herself, and her life. It's never just the one thing, but a variety of things that are all interconnected and can push someone over the edge.

I loved it! It's one of those stories that really makes you think about how your words--or lack of words--can affect a person.         

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