Thirteen Reasons Why

By Asher, Jay

Publishers Summary:
Clay Jenkins returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers 13 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.

 5 / Rated by 1 person.

ISBN
978-1-59514-171-2
Publisher
Razorbill


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on November 1, 2007

Gr 7-Up High school senior Clay Jensen receives seven audiotapes in the mail. They contain the story of why Hannah Baker, a girl he adored, committed suicide. Each side is devoted to a person in her life and a reason for her death. Clay also has a map of places featured on the recordings. He spends a torturous night listening and wandering, unearthing the depth and causes of Hannah's unhappiness. His torment is privatehow did he hurt a girl he treasured from afarand empathicher hurts and betrayals tear him apart. Clay's pain is palpabl...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on April 1, 2008  |  Older Fiction

After classmate Hannah's suicide, Clay receives a box of cassettes she recorded, each side relating the story of a person wh...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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