Saturday, February 4, 2012

13 Reasons Why-Jay Asher

13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Date Released:  October 18th, 2011
Publisher: Razorbill

Pages:  288 pages
Date Read: January 24,2012
Format:  Paperback
Source: Rented from the library
Goodreads Synopsis: Clay Jensen 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.
My Review:

Where do I even start with this book? It's just beautifully devastating. So here I go with my review and hopefully I get  what I want to say out! :D

Clay's life is normal till her receives a package in his front steps of his house after school.  Clay thinks its some practical jokes but really it real. Its his used-to-be friend Hannah Baker, her last words till she took her own life, like her own diary without the paper and ink. Clay listens to the cassettes, hearing the truths on why Hannah ended her life. The 13 Reason Why.

Each tape really freaked out Clay. If he was one of the reasons when will he be mentioned? Even with a bittersweet, far-away romance, Clay doesn't know why he is a reason.

There everything starts...Through the whole book I was fighting for Hannah the whole time. She deserved to live, to see the world thought a  different way. The world was all ready to much to handle and the pain had to stop. Then you realize..Hannah is DEAD! People out there in the world do the same thing Hannah does, but you can be that person that can stop them from doing suicide. You can save a person's life. The reason Hannah ended her life was because she wasn't strong enough. Strong enough to say something or not act based on what the circumstances are.

Jay Asher weaves a beautiful debut novel that will leave you breathless and make you realize that things like suicide is a tough issue but you shouldn't shove it under the rug and hope things get better. This book makes you see things from a new eye. Suicide. Death. Reasons. A hearth-aching novel, valuable, its a book you can't get out of your mind. Its amazing!

“A lot of you cared, just not enough.”

“You don’t know what goes on in anyone’s life but your own. And when you mess with one part of a person’s life, you’re not messing with just that part. Unfortunately, you can’t be that precise and selective. When you mess with one part of a person’s life, you’re messing with their entire life. Everything. . . affects everything.”

Tweet Review:
Real, True, and honest 13 Reason Why by Jay Asher is amazing and hearth-aching in every way! It will leave you fighting for Hannah, the main character and realize once you can save a person from committing that last straw: suicide.

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.


  1. This book is absolutely amazing! I think this book is one of those books that should be read in high school, and it would actually be an interesting one, unlike a lot of those boring Shakespeare books!

  2. What a great review! Everyone seems to love this book. :) I really do need to get hold of it soon.

    Sam @ Realm of Ficton

  3. I cried so much when I read this book I think I went through a box of tissues! Anyways, I was just stopping by to say, "Tag, you're it!" in my chain


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