Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Clay Jenson 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 he is on her tapes- and that he is, in some way, responsible for her death. All through the night, Clay keeps listening. As he follows Hannah's recorded words throughout his small town.... and what he discovers changes his life forever.
This book was very memorable, and I absolutely adored it for no clear reason at all! From the moment you open this book, it's like a long journey. Hannah was betrayed, ignored, made ridicule of, and had her reputation destroyed, so she commits suicide. She sends out thirteen tapes, thirteen reasons, to be passed on from the people who are responsible for her death. We follow Clay Jenson as he listens to her tapes as she tells her tragic tale. And throughout the book I kept wishing that someone would just help her! The book, overall, was beautifully written, heart wrenching, mesmerizing, and quite.... amazing. -Palak