Thirteen Reasons Why

January 28, 2008 at 11:05 pm 1 comment

Jay Asher's 13 Reasons WhyWhen Hannah Baker killed herself, she left so many questions behind.  Could someone have stopped her?  Were there any signs?  Why did she do it?  But Hannah didn’t just leave questions behind, she left the answers – her thirteen reasons why. 

Clay Jenson had no idea that he was one of the reasons until he found a strange package of cassette tapes addressed to him.  But the longest night of Clay’s life started as soon as he heard Hannah’s voice coming from his Dad’s old cassette player.

As Clay follows the tapes and the map Hannah left him,  he hears Hannah’s problems snowball until she feels like she’s lost herself.  Did Clay let her get lost?  Could he have been the one to save her?  Did she even really want to be saved?

Thirteen  Reasons Why by Jay Asher is on the shelf now.  Will you feel for Hannah?  Pity Clay as he listens to her life unravel?  The only thing I know for sure is you won’t be able to stop reading until the last reason is revealed. 

Check out the Thirteen Reasons Why website, where you can read or listen to parts of the book, see the map that Clay follows throughout the night, and listen to an interview with author Jay Asher.



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  • […] It’s official: Selena Gomez has been cast as Hannah in the movie adaptation of “Thirteen Reasons Why” by Jay Asher.  Hannah, who has already commited suicide when the book begins, will be shown in flashbacks, while Cory, a classmate whose role hasn’t been cast for the movie yet, wanders the streets listening to the tapes she left him, explaining her reasons for killing herself. The book is a powerful depiction of how little things can really add up to have tragic consequences.  I read it when it first came out and you can read my review of the book here. […]


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