Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher Review

Title: Thirteen Reasons Why
Author: Jay Asher
ISBN: 1595141715

Synopsis from Goodreads:

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:

..>0<..What can I say about this book. It's not a happy one for sure. It's different and really good. The switch between Hannah's voice on the tape and Clays' reactions to her is really fascinating. Hannah's narration felt like she was a real teenage girl in crisis. As the story progress, there were many unfortunate events that happened to her, which led to her death. Clay, the main character of this book, plays more like a middle person. Each places Clay goes to, he felt like he was with her. The unfortunate part was he couldn't do anything. I really felt sorry for Clay. He finally understand more about the girl that he love but it was too late. There were heart wrenching moments in this book that was hard to forget. It's really difficult to put into words but I do feel for Hannah. All in all , no one should end up like Hannah. There's always people who can help you. It's really amazing how the tiniest actions can affect another person's life significantly. It makes me re-evaluate the value of a life and I'll definitely treat people with kindness. Overall, Thirteen Reasons Why was a great book that left me with a big message.

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