Monday, 28 June 2010

Kayleigh's Review On Thirteen Reasons Why- Jay Asher

The Blurb:
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 to find a strange package with his name on it. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker- his class mate and first love- who committed suicide two weeks earlier.

Hannah's voice explains there are t#hirteen reasons why she killed herself. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out why.

All through the night, Clay keeps listening- and what he discovers changes his life...


288 pages normal size writing, and for some reason it took me about a week to finish it, it wasnt a bad book infact i thought it was really good.

The book is in the perpective of two characters. Clay who is listening to the tapes and Hannah who made the tapes.
Hannah had recently commited suicide by overdosing on pills, she decided that the people who made her choose to do this deserve to know. So she picks thirteen reasons why she killed herself and recorded herself telling the stories. Before killing herself she sends the cassettes to the person on the first tape who then needs to send it to the person after them and so on, until the last person (thirteenth) is left to live with the cassettes for rest of their lives.

I did not cry at this story, but i found it emotional and i felt sympathy towards Hannah, her first few reasons didn't really effect me at all, but as the book goes along i began to understand what drove her to the overdose.
It is a young adults read and i recommend it to everyone.
It kind of holds a message within the book: Think about what you are doing and how it may effect people, even people who arn't involved.

Rating: I give this book a 8/10

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