13 Reasons Why
Books | Young Adult Fiction / Social Themes / Suicide
THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES AND INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLERFeaturing cover art from the Netflix original series executive produced by Selena Gomez! “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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"So I finished this book in less than 8 hours which I’ve never done before. I could not stop reading. It’s so well written and a very interesting concept (the tapes and everything). But WARNING: it made me super depressed. Like I woke up the next morning sad. And I started crying randomly while I was eating lunch and my friend asked what was wrong and I explained to her that I just read this book. So if you want to read it I suggest taking the next day off so you can process. "