Friday, February 17, 2012

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

I have wanted to read this book for a while, but it was always checked out at the library. One of the teachers donated her copy to the library so I brought it home and finally started the book. Thirsteen Reasons Why is one of those books that grabs you within the first few pages and won't let you go until the very last page. I read a lot of Young Adult literature, but not many stay with me for very long. I will remember this book, the plot and the characters for a very long time.

The book starts with Clay receiving a strange package of cassette tapes labeled 1-13. Once he gets home and plays them he realizes what they are. Hannah Baker, a student at Clay's school, committed suicide a few weeks ago. The tapes are her story. Why she did what she did and the people that led her to the decision of suicide. Clay doesn't know why he received the tapes but he knows he must follow the instructions provided from Hannah. The reader will be intrigued listening to each tape and star of each one.

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