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Book Review: Thirteen Reasons Why


Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Published by: Razorbill, October 2007
Pages: 288
Status: Read on July 1, 2015

30 stars

Goodreads Summary: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 doesn’t want anything to do with the tapes Hannah Baker made. Hannah is dead. Her secrets should be buried with her.

Then Hannah’s voice tells Clay that his name is on her tapes– and that he is, in some way, responsible for her death.

All through the night, Clay keeps listening. He follows Hannah’s recorded words throughout his small town. . .

. . .and what he discovers changes his life forever.

My Thoughts:

I didn’t necessarily like this book, but I did like the idea of the story. And for some reason I kept reading until the story was finished. I liked the plot, I likes the writing, but still didn’t like the book.

I think the reason why I didn’t like the story was because I didn’t have any characters I sympathized with, or any characters that I felt connected to in any way. The reasons why Hannah committed suicide just didn’t really feel believable to me for some reason…

  ” You don’t know what goes on in anyone’s life but your own. And when you mess with one part of a person’s life, you’re not messing with just that part. Unfortunately, you can’t be that precise and selective. When you mess with one part of a person’s life, you’re messing with their entire life. Everything. . . affects everything. ”
– Hannah

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