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Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
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Mar 26, 11

bookshelves: ya-lit-class, teen-favorite
Recommended to Annalee by: Students
Read in February, 2011

This is a unique book that is a favorite of my 8th grade ladies. For the past two years, it has happened that one person reads this books and recommends it to everyone else. Then there is a hold line in the library twelve people long and another twelve people go out and buy copies to pass around.

This book is not a good crossover novel; many adults who have read it hate it (especially the ending). However, many teens (especially ones that are not voracious readers) have enjoyed reading this book. I enjoyed read it as it is a gripping novel that slowly unfolds the secrets and connectedness of the lives of people in the story. The book is also an interesting way to look at using dual narrators. I did have students comment that they usually hated dual narrators in a book because it could be hard for them to follow and this book did not have the same problem.
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