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Thirteen Reasons Why
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August 1, 2011
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August 30, 2011

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Aug 19, 2011 Angie rated it it was amazing
WOW!!!! This book blew me away. SUICIDE. No one talks about it enough. Yet most people have thought about it. This book amazingly follows a young girl's life and the events that lead up to her Suicide. I think it does a great job of showing how someone who is depressed can just tumble down through a series of events. Really you have no idea how you can affect someone's life with a smile or a snide comment.
Feb 21, 2010 Kristen rated it it was amazing
I have to say, this was a book unlike any other. Yes, some similarities to John Green's work -but much more intense. By the end of the book, I was so passionately PISSED at Hannah for killing herself I think I walked around in a huff for days. This is the perfect book for someone who has thoughts of suicide to read because suicide only hurts more people and you can just feel that emanating from Clay during the whole book. He barely even knew Hannah as a person and he was devastated by her suicid ...more
Feb 03, 2010 Winna rated it really liked it
3.5 stars.

This book is kind of sad for me. From light matters starting a snowball effect, Hannah's narration really speaks out and rings true. I especially love Clay's part, and the originality in which the author creates something new, with voices of ordinary teenagers and their everyday problems, into something meaningful. Personally, the authenticity of her inner conflicts shown in her narration makes me understand clearly the reasons why Hannah killed herself. The book is nicely written.

Jan 25, 2015 Renee rated it liked it
Shelves: own, ya
While I really loved the concept of revealing a character through tape recordings, the constant insertion of the narrator, often completely unnecessarily, spoiled this for me. Still a revealing look at the real damage teens can do with their words and behaviors.
Dec 06, 2011 Jan rated it it was ok
This book is hugely popular among teens. I had begun listening to it on audio and was turned off by how whiny Hannah seemed. I thought it was the reader narrating the audio book. Turns out that it wasn't the reader. Hannah invests such a tremendous amount of energy into crafting her elaborate revenge scheme, I could not fathom why the girl would then kill herself. Yes, she does suffer through some traumatic events and I know teens can be self-pitying, but this orgy of self-pity, for an adult any ...more
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Shelves: own
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Apr 01, 2012 Allison rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned
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Oct 30, 2011 Jenna rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2011
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Aug 10, 2011 Adam Boisvert marked it as to-read
Apr 21, 2013 Lorisse rated it really liked it
Shelves: cms
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Jun 26, 2011 Kaity marked it as wishlist  ·  review of another edition
Jan 11, 2014 Percy rated it it was amazing
Kate MacKinnon
Oct 10, 2010 Kate MacKinnon marked it as to-read
Shelves: ya, ebooks
Sep 22, 2010 sarah rated it did not like it
Shelves: unfinished
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Aug 31, 2010 Falling for Books (Tia) rated it it was amazing
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Apr 23, 2015 Kellie Demarsh marked it as to-read
Wendy E.
Jan 26, 2010 Wendy E. rated it it was amazing
Jan 11, 2010 Kaiya rated it really liked it
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