Thirteen Reasons Why
Books | Young Adult Fiction / Mysteries & Detective Stories
THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES AND INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER**THE BOOK THAT STARTED IT ALL, NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES** “Eerie, beautiful, and devastating.” —Chicago Tribune “A stealthy hit with staying power. . . . thriller-like pacing.” —The New York Times “Thirteen Reasons Why will leave you with chills long after you have finished reading.” —Amber Gibson, NPR’s “All Things Considered” You can’t stop the future. You can’t rewind the past. The only way to learn the secret . . . is to press play.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. 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. Clay spends the night crisscrossing his town with Hannah as his guide. He becomes a firsthand witness to Hannah's pain, and as he follows Hannah’s recorded words throughout his town, what he discovers changes his life forever.Need to talk? Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) anytime if you are in the United States. It’s free and confidential. Find more resources at 13reasonswhy.info. Find out how you can help someone in crisis at bethe1to.com.
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"Fascinating read, for a variety of reasons I think this book will stay with me for a very long time. It’s a pretty controversial book, but I think that the largest complaints being the romanticism of suicide (which I don’t think happens) and the topics it deals with are talked about in a way which may not be conventional but still works. I think this book is hard and made me feel like crap after I finished for some reason. The unique writing style makes the book a well equipped page turner. Although it was annoying sometimes. I still think it was a important read, and a easy one because Asher sets up the book’s suspense beautifully. Now, I have to take this book with a grain of salt, knowing that Asher himself has had some trouble with SA claims from multiple women. It makes me question some of the ways he phrased things in the book. But even after I found that out, I was still glad I read the book. I would recommend this but do your research. I don’t think this book should be taken lightly. Or that it was supposed to be. 20/30"
"Not like the show"
"broke my heart. read it several times, finished it in one night the first time. 5/5"