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Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
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Jan 17, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: 2012, yanovels

First a note: I listened to this as an audiobook. While you can argue the pros and cons of enjoying a novel aurally, I think Thirteen Reasons Why works especially well as an audiobook precisely because of its' plot structure- a suicidal girl records seven audio cassettes wherein she explains why she is committing suicide and how the recipients of these tapes are to blame.

Thirteen Reasons Why was a solid, emotional book. The structure of the story, flipping back and forth between both Hannah's story and the perspective of the young man listening to the tapes, was well executed. My main problem with the story is that I think it romanticizes Hannah Baker a bit too much, but I can't deny that romanticism makes for a gripping read.

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