Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher...

Series: -
Published: August 6th 2009 by Puffin
Pages: 288
Rating: 2 stars


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.


To be honest I think the thing that made this book so dissapointing for me was my high expectations for this book, I had read such good reviews about this book and I was really looking foward to reading it, but when I did I was kind of dissapointed. I didn't relate to the character of Hannah at all, and with the character of Clay I couldn't really relate to him either, but I think part of the reason for that is that I have never known anyone who has committed suicide. But the one thing I did like about this book was the idea of dual narration, I thought that made the story a lot more interesting being able to read Clay's reaction to what was happening on the tapes.

Overall I thought this book was alright, but I would definitley buy it if you have been thinking about buying it, because everyone else in the book blogging world and Goodreads seems to love this book.

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