Thursday, September 3, 2015

Thirteen Reasons Why by: Jay Asher

Clay Jensen comes home one day to find a mysterious box with his name on it, lying on his porch. It has no return address, and Clay Jensen has no way of knowing who sent it. Inside the box are thirteen cassette tapes that have been recorded by his classmate Hannah Baker, the girl he had a crush on, and the girl who killed herself two weeks. Hannah tells Clay that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, she'll tell him how he made the list. 

Thirteen Reasons Why was on my to-read list for awhile and I never got around to reading it (probably because my to-read list is 400 books long). Recently I decided to start clearing my to-read list. Thirteen Reasons Why was one of the thirty books I read.

My favorite thing about Thirteen Reasons Why was the way it was written. It is the only book I have ever read which is written with the main character having a back and forth with a recording. Hannah talks, telling her story, and immediately Clay reacts, expressing his thoughts and feelings in response to Hannah.

Another thing that I liked was the story. NO, I did not like the story in sadistic way. I did not enjoy it because Hannah was in pain. I liked it because the story is one that does and will ring true with everyone.

Thirteen Reasons Why is a book that would recommend to everyone. I give it 5 stars. Please read it, you will never look at life and your actions with same again.

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