Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Clay Jensen doesn’t understand how he could have been a reason for Hannah Baker’s suicide. Yet, his name is on one of those thirteen tapes she sent out before she died, explaining why she did it and the people involved in those reasons. Hannah wants those certain people to listen to the tapes and follow the map given, so they can comprehend what she was feeling at the time and see how they had a part in it. That is exactly what Clay does. In some way, he is responsible for Hannah’s death, and he needs to find out how. So, he listens to her thirteen reasons throughout the night and what he hears alters his life forever.
Featuring an unbelievable storyline with a very important concept many teenagers need to hear about nowadays, there are many reasons to read the book, Thirteen Reasons Why. The author, Jay Asher, takes the readers on a journey where they can have a look inside the life of someone who can make such an unfortunate decision. It teaches a lasting lesson, which is that everything you say or do can have a huge impact on someone else’s life, whether you realize it or not. It gives you chills as you read and even years after you put the book down, you will still remember the heartbreaking plot and return back to it. I recommend Thirteen Reasons Why to anyone in high school and older, for it makes everyone realize the same devastating truth about a sensitive subject that you can’t and won’t forget. Cassie W.; Teen Reviewer