Thirteen Reasons Why by: Jay Asher


Book #63 for #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks

I picked this book at a library book sale because I had been hearing some interesting reviews about it and wanted to see what it was about for myself.

This is a story about a teenage girl, Hannah, who has committed suicide. However, before she does  this, she tapes her reasons why and mails these tapes out to the 13 students that she has named in these tapes.  One by one she goes through what they have done to her and the impact that they made of her life.  They are to listen to the tapes and send them to the next person listed and so on until the last person receives the tapes.  We follow Clay Jenson and his journey through Hannah’s last experiences.  He is confused as to why he was mentioned but he is determined to find out.

This had such an impact on me and reminded my of when I read Go Ask Alice when I was a kid.  This is beautifully written and brings to light such an important topic in today’s society.  It is hard to see the mark we leave on someone else’s life and this book just brings awareness to that.

I gave it 5 crowns.


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