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Friday, September 28, 2012

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Reviewed By: A.T.
Imagine coming home from school to find a package on your porch with your name on it and no return address. Inside you find a set of tapes recorded by your classmate, and former crush, who took her own life two weeks earlier. This is exactly what happened to Clay Jensen. As he listens to Hannah's voice from beyond the grave, she tells him about the thirteen reasons why she took her own life, and it turns out that Clay is one of those reasons. As Clay listens to the tapes and follows Hannah's instructions, Clay learns about Hannah's pain and he learns a little bit more about himself in process. What to know about Hannah's other 12 reasons and find out how Clay came to be one of the thirteen reasons? Then read the book!
Why I Picked it Up: I noticed that a lot of kids were checking this book out so I thought I'd find out what all the ruckus was about. It was definitely worth it.
Why I Finished It: This was such an emotional book that I had to know how it ended and how Clay dealt with Hannah's death and her voice's sudden reappearance in his life.
I’d Give this Book To: Everyone. I say everyone because everyone can learn something from this book, students, parents, grandparents...everyone.

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