Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Thirteen Reasons Why

Thirteen Reasons Why
By: Jay Asher
Publisher: Razor Bill
Pages: 288
Source: Won the book in a giveaway

Goodreads synopsis: 

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

My Thoughts:

When I got this book I was so excited to dive right into it.  I asked many people what they thought of the book and every person said the book was amazing.  And I agree.  From beginning to end this book was amazing!  You really feel for Clay.  You want what he is going through to end.  But you know that it won't end until he finishes the tapes.  

I think that every student in high school should have to read this book. It would open their eyes to a world that some never want to talk about but should talk about.

My Rating:  

I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars.  It was a good book and I recommend it to any that wants a deep, good read.


  1. I agree, this book is really good. If you're up for a reread, I suggest listening to it on audiobook. They got two narrators for the two different parts and it's fantastic. You're right there with Clay listening to the tapes. Thanks for the review! :)

  2. I read the book over a year ago (maybe two) and was enthralled with it. There is something beautiful about it the situation, but of course with sadness.