Friday, July 15, 2011

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Publisher: Razorbill
Age Group: YA
Rating: 4.5/5
Source: Bought

Clay Jenkins 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.

As you may know, I'm against bullying. I did Show Love Not Hate here on the blog where authors contributed their stories about being bullied and they showed that it does get better. THIRTEEN REASONS WHY shows the story about Hannah and that she committed suicide because she was bullyed. I cried when I read this book. It was so powerful, I just couldn't see Hannah suffer so much.

It seemed as though everyone was out to get her. Before she died, she made a recording of reason why she killed herself and sent it to thirteen differnt people. Clay was one of them and he was number thirteen. Clay was devestated that Hannah died and I felt for him too. But I did think he should have done something. He should have been Hannah's friend when she was being hurt. He should have protected her.

It's easier said then done, but Hannah would not have killed herself. There are so many high school students being bullyed andthis book gives them the courage that they're not alone. Jay Asher is an amazing writer and I can't wait to read more of his books.

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