Monday, February 27, 2012

Book Review: Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher


Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker - his classmate and crush - who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Clay Jensen doesn't want anything to do with tapes Hannah Baker made. Her secrets should be buried with her. Hannah's voice tells him that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out why. All through the night, Clay keeps listening. He follows Hannah's recorded words throughout this small town. He becomes a firsthand witness to Hannah's pain, and learns the truth about himself-a truth he never wanted to face.

My Review:

I am telling you that this book is compelling and mesmerizing. It has a really good suspense. What Clay discovers, from Hannah's tape, changes his life forever. As soon as Clay finds a shoebox full of cassette tapes, he quickly rushes to an old cassette player to listen to the mysterious tapes. He would continue to listen to find answers and why he was one of the reasons that Hannah committed suicide. I find the story somewhat emotional and you'll have to read the book to feel what Clay is going through.

Where to Buy: The book can be purchased at local bookstores, on Penguin Group Website, or through Amazon.com.


Jay Asher has worked at an independent bookstore, an outlet bookstore, a chain bookstore, and two public libraries. He hopes, someday, to work for a used bookstore. When he is not writing, Jay plays guitar and goes camping. Thirteen Reasons Why is his first published novel.

Disclosure: I received a copy of the mentioned book in exchange of my review in this post. Thanks to razOrbill. Any expressed opinions are my own and personal thoughts. No other compensation was given.

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