Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers 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.
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1 . Intresting concept, not executed well.
Posted September 01, 2011 by Serena , TxThis book is about Hannah Baker who commited suicide and mailed a box of tapes to 13 people at her school who she felt contributed to her reason for killing herself. The chapters are set up as sides of the cassette tapes with one story on eachside about how each person imapcted her life. The story begins with Clay, Hannah's crush, recieving the box of tapes and traveling around town listening to every story.
I really liked the idea of this book, with the cassette tapes and all, but I found it really hard to follow at times. I was constantly having to go back and see if Hannah is speaking in itallics or if its Clay's thoughts. It seemed like every other line was Clay and it got confusing at times. Although some of the stories are awful and should not happen to anyone, I feel like some of them seemed far fetched in contributing to someone commiting suicide. The things that happened to Hannah were bad, but teens go through that kinda stuff eveyday and they dont kill themselves. Definitly makes you think about how you treat others though and how you may be impacting thier lives. Was a good, quick read.
October 18, 2007
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