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Friday, August 22, 2014

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Reviewed By: J.C.
The book I read was, "13 Reasons Why" by Jay Asher. This story's background comes from a girl named Hanna Baker who committed suicide. The story revolves around a boy named Clay Jensen, who is listening to the audio taped suicide note. While reading, you get Clay's opinion and thoughts about the people Hannah is referring to. The content of this book is a little more mature, but I thought it was a great read. This book really showed me what little things can hurt people and how a small comment can turn into something more.
Why I Picked it Up: I picked this book up because so many people recommended it to me. Also, I read so many book reviews, and all of them complemented the book.
Why I Finished It: I finished it because I wanted to find out why Hannah did what she did and why she ended up making the tapes.
I’d Give this Book To: I would recommend this book to anyone over the age of 13 because, like I said, the content is very mature. Anyone who wants to get inside a mind of someone who committed suicide, this book is for them. Anyone who is wondering why anyone who do that, this book is for them. And anyone who is who wants to know what kind of things lead people into committing suicide, this book is for them. Jay Asher is an amazing author and he did an outstanding job with this book. :)

**Librarian Side Note**  This book is fantastic!  It was the 2013 Abraham Lincoln Award winner, and it definitely deserves any award that it receives.  I was glad to see that even though this book might be a few years old now, there are still people talking about it and reading it for the first time!  If you are an audio book person, I highly recommend checking out the book on CD.  We have the downloadable ebook, downloadable audio book, the book on CD, and the actual book here at the library, so whatever format you prefer, we've got you covered!

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