Thirteen Reasons Why
By Jay Asher
Blurb from Goodreads: “Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers 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.”
Guys, this is the kind of book that you finish the entire thing before you even realize you’re more than 100 pages in. Seriously. I flew through this book, unable to stand the anticipation of what was coming next.
It was a one-nighter.
The beginning was a little awkward. You start out at the post office, with Clay sending the package on, and then jump back to when he received the package. It threw me off at first, but I caught on eventually. lol
Either way, the things you learn about what happened to Hannah and why Clay is mentioned in the tapes…it’s incredibly moving. At times I would be angry at Hannah, and other times I was angry at some of the other characters. The whole time, however, I felt nothing but sorry for Clay. He is such a likable character — easy to relate to.
This is the kind of book that really teaches a lesson along with the story, but you don’t realize it until later when you’re still thinking about it.
Definitely a must read.