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Mini-Review: Th1rteen R3asons Why by Jay Asher

Friday, January 20, 2012
Th1rteen R3asons Why by Jay Asher
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Publisher: Razorbill
Release Date: October 18, 2007
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers thirteen 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.

"weaves an intricate and heart breaking story of confusion and desperation that will deeply affect teen readers."

You bet it deeply affected a teen reader.

I've never been a big contemporary reader and I've definitely not been a reader of such hard topics. Especially tough topics as suicide. I picked up Th1rteen R3asons Why without knowing what it was about. I'm glad that I didn't know before hand or I wouldn't have read it.

I can't write a full review of this book because I don't think I can form enough words to describe this book without making it sound less amazing than it is.

Bottom line, this book has changed the way I'll act and what I'll do.


  1. This sounds like a very good book. And because you said it was awesome, I decided to get it and read it ^_^.
    These types of books are hard to read for me too. I've read one recently that's still keeping me crying each time I remember it, it's named "Living Dead Girl". It was awesome in a hard way :').

    Thanks for sharing this one with us!

  2. Omg I loved this one too and it's truly an amazing and emotional story! Glad you liked it!

    Xpresso Reads

  3. Oh this book looks sooooo good. I'm not big on contemporaries either, but I've seen this one everywhere and I think I need to cave in and grab a copy. I can totally relate to the to powerful to review thing too, the same happened with me and Don't Breath a Word. It was just... too much for words.


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