Thursday, May 31, 2012

Thirteen Reasons Why

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Goodreads summary:
Clay Jensen 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 review:
Wow. This book is very intense. This is the story of a girl who killed herself and left her story behind on tapes for people to hear. This book is very intense and graphic at times. I wouldn't say I enjoyed this book, because it is hard to enjoy a book about suicide. But it definitely touched me and was a very emotional book. I think this is a great book for everyone to read. Unfortunately, suicide has become fairly common in the world today and it is up to us to stop our friends or acquaintances from killing themselves. This book really shows how she had been basically crying out for help but no one realized it and took the time to help her. Very intense, but very good book.

4 stars.


  1. I loved this book! I agree, this was book was so intense. But I thought it had a great ending too, making me feel very hopeful. Great review :)

  2. This sounds interesting, but think I'd be torn up if I read it so I most likely won't.

    Could you please enter me in your giveaway, thanks! :)

  3. I agree. This is an intense, very good book! :)

  4. I want to read this book. I think it would a book that is really hard to read but also very good for me to read.

  5. I know what you mean. Its hard to know what to say when you liked a book but it was about such a tough subject.
    Thanks for review.

  6. I picked this up a few years ago and I agree that it' a pretty intense book but I liked the idea of using tapes to get back at those who have hurt her in someway.