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Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher (39)

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Razorbill; 1st edition (June 14, 2011)
  • ISBN: 9781595141880



You can’t stop the future. 
You can’t rewind the past.
The only way to learn the secret . . . is to press play.

Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package 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. Hannah's voice tells him that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out why.
               
Clay spends the night crisscrossing his town with Hannah as his guide. He becomes a firsthand witness to Hannah's pain, and as he follows Hannah’s recorded words throughout his town, what he discovers changes his life forever.


AUTHOR BIO
JAY ASHER's debut novel, Thirteen Reasons Why, a #1 New York Times and international bestseller, has sold over 3 million copies in the United States alone and is now a thirteen-part series on Netflix. The Future of Us, his second novel, was co-authored with Printz Honor winner Carolyn Mackler. He is also the author of the New York Times bestselling What Light. Piper, out in Fall 2017 and co-authored with Jessica Freeburg and illustrated by Jeff Stokely, will mark Asher’s graphic novel debut. His novels have been translated into thirty-seven languages. He lives with his family in California. Follow him on Twitter @jayasherguy.


REVIEW:
A friend asked me if I saw the show, and I said no because I hadn't read the book. so she lent me her copy to read.
I had an idea what the story was about. I did wishlist it long ago after it came out. I was quite happy to finally begin reading it.
What a story it is. I can see why it is so controversial but I can also see why people, especially teens, should read this.
During Cassette 5, I blubbered like a baby. It was tragically beautiful. I just couldn't help myself and I bet a few of you can relate.
This is such a powerful book. Hannah's story is powerful. How she tells it is powerful. The messages are strong and leave you feeling like you were hit with a brick.
I still really feel like all teens should read this in school under guidance and counsel from their teacher. Most teens struggle, it's not something that's discussed and it should be. It could bring about change if it is talked about more. Share with other teens it's ok to feel that way and where they can go for help when feeling all is lost.
Being a teenager is hard. Most of us forget that.
This book brought out some emotions in me that will stay with me for some time.



5/5



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Comments

  1. I liked the book better. They changed a few things in the series. And the TV show definitely did not need more seasons than the first one. And Netflix took the criticisms and edited out some of the more troublesome scenes that were not in accordance with suicide prevention. The first season is worth watching and I don't think teens should watch it alone. Glad you enjoyed it. I look forward to your review of the TV series!

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    1. I've started the first season, and so far I really like seeing the characters come to life. I am hesitant on the other seasons knowing it drifts, but I have been known to be a glutton for punishment so we'll see... LOL... Thanks for the heads up!

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  2. this makes me think of amanda todd. i saw her story on ID tv. her parent have left her youtube video up and i became teary eyed writing this, just thinking about it
    sherry @ fundinmental

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