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Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
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Mar 13, 2012

it was amazing

Thirteen Reasons Why is an amazing reading experience. Jay Asher's debut novel is part mystery, part exploration of teenage social interactions. The main character, Clay finds a box on his doorstep containing seven audio cassettes. The cassettes contain a message from Hannah Baker, who had just committed suicide. "If you are listening to this, you are one of the reasons why!" The book explores how seemingly insignificant events can accumulate to such extremes. The book is ingenuously written as a dialogue between Clay and Hannah, through the tapes as he tries to come to terms with how he could be part of the cause.

This book makes you cry and it makes you angry enough to want to punch someone.

I think this is one of the most important teen books ever written. It should be compulsory reading for every high school aged child.


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