Friday, March 18, 2011

Thirteen reasons why by Jay Asher

Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers 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 (from the publisher).
This book had me intrigued within the first few pages and I found it difficult to put it down after I had started. It is a haunting tale that explores the domino effect words and actions can sometimes have on someones life, particularly in the name of 'fun' or 'I was only joking'.
Rating - I give this 4/5
Get this from the library
Reviewed by Michelle @ admin

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