13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher

February 3, 2010
By twilightlove123 SILVER, Dexter, Michigan
twilightlove123 SILVER, Dexter, Michigan
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13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher was nothing like I expected it to be. I heard it was about some girl that committed suicide and her sob story. When I heard this I was thought “Wow that’s going to be depressing and I don’t want to read about it,” but, being myself I had to read it and find out. Now I love it. It took me seven hours to finish it and it was well worth it.

The book is about a girl named Hannah Baker. She moved to a new town and is a freshman. She makes friends and is totally fine. Then these rumors start going around that make her stressed out and make people think wrong of her. Thirteen reasons, rumors, and stories all pile up to make her stress level a maximum high. Considering suicide, Hannah decides to record her voice and share her stories on cassette tapes. Thirteen people got them, and these people all had some part in her death.

Clay Jensen gets home from school and finds a box on his porch; filled with tapes. He starts listening and realizes it is Hannah Baker’s voice. This story is all about Clay and Hannah’s journey through her stress and suicide, and why Clay is on the tapes and if he is number 13. 13 Reasons Why is different from your everyday realistic fiction and has a new take on the genre. I loved this book and it is way better than it is hyped up to be. A good read for girls and boys.

The author's comments:
This is a truly amazing book and inspires me to be a better writer!

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This article has 4 comments.

on Feb. 16 2010 at 2:32 pm
twilightlove123 SILVER, Dexter, Michigan
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Oh gosh yeah the hardcover book was amazing because of the map. I felt like Clay when i was looking at the map!

on Feb. 14 2010 at 11:27 pm
ToWriteLovee BRONZE, Andover, Kansas
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i agree. this book was so amazing. its so sad tho, but i couldnt put it down.

on Feb. 10 2010 at 3:30 pm
i read this book and bawled through the entire thing. it was so amazing though, to read about something i have been dealing with for over a year now. i loved her perspective and the lessons it taught.

trblue GOLD said...
on Feb. 8 2010 at 12:28 pm
trblue GOLD, Richmond, Virginia
14 articles 7 photos 141 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Too often we lose sight of life's simple pleasures. Remember, when someone annoys you, it takes 42 muscles in your face to frown. It only takes 4 muscles to extend your arm and slap that mother@#?!&* upside the head. "

i love this book and it's realy great. oh and if you have the hard back book it comes with a map. thats uber cool if you like to follow the action of the story. go out and buy it. you will have no regrets.


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