Thirteen Reasons Why (Unabridged)
by Jay Asher
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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 explains that there are 13 reasons 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 first-hand witness to Hannah's pain, and learns the truth about himself - a truth he never wanted to face.
I loved this book. I think that teens and parents alike should read this book. It is so chilling to listen as hannah describes seemingly innocent encounters as some of her worst nightmares. Helped me to remember that what we say and do comes back to us in the end. Read it and do what hannah does and pass it on!
This book is a must read for all teens and older
I'm part of a group that reads books before they come out (ARCs or, galleys). I read and reviewed Edwards's Eyes, and now i am doing Thirteen Reasons Why. All I can say about this book is... WOW. I read it in July, and since then almost my whole galley group has read and cherished the book. More importantly, this book is important to me because it shows how the smallest things can affect someone into ending their life. That is something that all teenagers in America need to understand. The jokes and jeers that are thrown around as easily as the wind have, as Hannah says "the snowball affect". I know. It's happened to me. Not as seriously of course, but surely. I know how she feels, when you are pushed so far, and the smallest, most looked over thing, the only thing you have left for secruity is taken from you... it hurts. It is not something you want to experience. This book portrays perfectly that events can be pushed overboard, completely hidden but there. Read Thirteen Reasons Why.
Love this book
I usually only read books that are fantasy with magic and everything. But a friend let me borrow this book and it is now one of my absolute favorites and im going to buy it myself as soon as I can.