Saturday, November 26, 2011

Thirteen Reasons Why

Title: Thirteen Reasons Why
Author: Jay Asher
Ratings: 5/5 Stars

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 Thoughts:
This book was about a girl name Hannah who made thirteen tapes for thirteen people that she feel play a part in her decision to commit suicide. The tapes are past along from person to person until the thirteenth person receives the tapes. This book is told from Clay's point a view, one of the people on the tapes.

This book book was truly amazing but also very sad. The things that Hannah went through to lead to her decision was awful. What came to my mind when I was reading this book was that, you never know what a person may be going through, so you need to be careful the things you say to people and how you treat them. This book made me shed a couple of tears. Especially for Clay who didn't have anything to do with her death but he had a really big crush on her but never got the chance to tell her how he felt.

This book had so many emotions running through it, I didn't know what to do with myself. But this book was written so amazingly that it blew my mind. I recommend this book to everyone, maybe 16 years and older.

Loved it!


  1. I absolutely loved this book! I read it recently and couldn't stop. It's been a while since I've read a book that I can't put down for anything. Such a great book! Great review as well!

  2. I have THIRTEEN REASONS WHY on my reading list. I've been putting it off until I am in the right head space. I know it will be an emotional read. Thank you for your review.