Thirteen Reasons Why is a book that I highly recommend to everyone. It has been sitting on the Mad Scientist's Nook for farther...moreConcoction of a Review
Thirteen Reasons Why is a book that I highly recommend to everyone. It has been sitting on the Mad Scientist's Nook for farther longer then it should have! Shame on the Mad Scientist! If you have also left this book hanging I suggest you do not leave it too much longer. Get to this one. I don't think you will regret it!
Thirteen Reasons Why...
I'm unsure of where to start & with that thought I believe it will be hard to write this review in the manner it deserves. Bare with me.
Let us begin in with the package. Who doesn't enjoy receiving mail, as long as it is not a hospital bill? One Clay Jensen gets a box of tapes. Of course, curiosity and the happiness of getting mail lead to a change he was not expecting. Perhaps even closure.
The mysterious tapes hold a record of Hanna Baker's last words before she killed herself. Each side of the tapes tells a story of who and why they were apart of her decision of suicide. Nobody wants to know they had to do with the death of someone. Yet, Clay received these tapes. Why? Oh, why?
Some of the stories really had me agape with the horror of how cruel life can be in high school. (If you are there.... please know that life gets better!) The story through the tapes that Clay was listening to had me angry, frustrated, and wanting Hanna to fight. Except... you realize that she was already gone and saddened by knowing that these thirteen stories were her last words.
Yes, Thirteen Reasons Why was a sad book but the writing and story had me flipping those electronic pages in a hurry. It was unbelievable straight forward writing for an issue that needs to addressed. Jay Asher's debut novel did not let me down and I will be looking forward to more of his books.(less)
First thought after a few devoured pages... This is about Zombies?! Mad Scientist *shrugs & adjusts her skirts* Perhaps some day I should read the...moreFirst thought after a few devoured pages... This is about Zombies?! Mad Scientist *shrugs & adjusts her skirts* Perhaps some day I should read the synopsis of some of the books I pick up. What do you think? Nah! It is way more fun to be this surprised!!!
Straight away, the first thing you need to know is that Zombies are indeed in this book!
Second, I have never read any of Courtney Summers other books but I will surly be picking them up with nothing with good thoughts and eager anticipation.
In which ever way you want to tag this book: Post Apocalyptic, Dystopia, Zombie Horror or in any other fashion you should believe that you will be entertained greatly. Perhaps just not in the killing spree way. Gritty writing that made me smile about someone jumping off the bandwagon. Graphic gory details. I love me some Gore! I hope you do too but if you don't there was not too much. Also, I should mention that the book is from Sloane's perspective. She pain out just wants to die & since we see the other characters through her eyes... may or may not allow you connect with them.
The story was practical when it comes to the details of the survival plot. Bravery was touched upon and counteracted with irrational & at time cruel decisions.
If you ask, "Mad Scientist was there a swoon worthy fellow in this book?" I would have so sadly shake my head. No swooning but the few spots of light romance were desperate. Wouldn't you want to try to feel something in a time of something as dire at the world coming to an end? (less)
This book really had the premise to be a good book. However, I found myself really bored. I would fall asleep after reading a few pages. Not a book fo...moreThis book really had the premise to be a good book. However, I found myself really bored. I would fall asleep after reading a few pages. Not a book for me.