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Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
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Jul 16, 08

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Recommended to Tattered Cover by: The Young Adult Library Services Association of the American Lib
Recommended for: ages 12-18

This Young Adult novel is quite good. Hannah Baker has committed suicide, and left behind a box of seven tapes in which she explains what (actually, who) drove her to her death. Once each person on her list listens to the tapes, they are to pass them on anonymously to the next person. Creepy premise, great execution. Jay Asher does a great job capturing the frustration, angst and joys of teendom. Nothing is minor, everything matters.

Also, Jay Asher is a lifelong bookseller. Not for the TC, but for many
different bookstores, independent, chain and used.

-Joe E

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Sara Dark and heart wrenching, but haunting and provacatively written. 4 of 5 stars.

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