Thirteen Reasons Why

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Amazing.
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I read this my senior year of high school, and I can still remember sitting on the swing outside my house and crying. This book has stuck with me, 4 years later. I love that Hannah made these tapes. Suicide is confusing, but maybe having the tapes makes it more understanding. Although, personally, I feel that it is a selfish act..but that's just me.
It's a beautiful book, really.
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Flipping good!
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I love this book!
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Wow! This book made me think about the way I act towards others. Really sad what Hannah went through leading up to this tragic event that changed everyone's life whether or not they had knowledge of why she did this. Made me cry, feel sorry for for Clay. Really good book!
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Reader reviewed by Kelsey

Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Bakerhis classmate and crushwho committed suicide two weeks earlier. On tape, Hannah explains that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out how he made the list. Through Hannah and Clay's dual narratives, debut author Jay Asher weaves an intricate and heartrending story of confusion and desperation that will deeply affect teen readers.


Incredible. It was so unique and creative and just wonderful. I absolutely loved this book. I like that it was like reading from two differnt peoples perspectives at once. Clay Jensen was the perfect person to view in their perspective. Hannah Baker was so different. When I closed the book and set it down I couldn't help but to get teary eyed. I didn't want it to end. I wanted to know what Clay would react to Bryce and what he would say to the others and I wanted to know if Skye was really suicidal as I was getting from the end of the book and if Clay really did help her or if it was to late. This book will having me looking at my school mates for warnings it will have me aware of suicidals in the future. I really loved this book and highly recommed it to other teens.
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Thirteen Doesn't Even BEGIN to Sum it Up
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Reader reviewed by Katie

Thirteen reasons are far to scarce to describe how wonderful I thought this book was absolutely incredible. I don't even know how to begin to describe how completely beautifully this book was written. I read the back of the book and it told me where Asher got his inspiration for this book. I was awestruck. I couldn't believe he was able to build such a powerful, emotional, and slightly creepy piece out of such an insignificant detail as the recordings that describe pieces at a museum. This novel gives insight into the mind of the person on each end of a tragedy like suicide. Not only through the tapes do we learn how Hannah felt before her suicide but we also learn about Clay. It also brings to light the fact that within one school were so many hidden secrets that all were revealed through one person. The message behind this book is too difficult to describe in words. To try to summarize, let people live their lives. You can't ever know how someone really feels or who they really are until something like this happens. But unless they tell you how they feel like Hannah did through her tapes, no one will ever really know. Dealing with suicide is so hard to deal with, and it's hard to live wondering if it was your fault or if you could have helped them. In this novel, you get a glimpse into the mind of how that feels... on both ends. 

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Reader reviewed by bookluver

This book is about a girl who killed her and her 13 reasons why she did it. She explains each reason. She gives detailed reasons and goes throught each and every detail. I does give a look that sudcuie is okay, which it is NOT. It is very wrong., But al in all its a good book and well written. It gives you details and does not leave you hanging.
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Couldn't Put This Book Down!
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Reader reviewed by katie

I just finishing reading this book in two days and for me thats something. This book is about a girl (hannah baker) who killed herself and she made 7 tapes to 13 students in her high school before she did. Each tape side was dedicated to one person that made her life in high school harder then she can imagine. Clay is one of the people that has a tape and it is his turn to listen to them. The author made you feel that you are pushing play and stop with clay. It is a great book for teens and adults that forgot how it's like in high school. Great read!
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*shivers to get rid of goose bumps*
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Reader reviewed by Jessica

Wow. I literally just finished this book and reading Hannah Baker's last spoken words has given me goose bumps, although I know she isn't real. In this heart breaking story about a high school kid who opens his door one evening to find a package addressed to him and inside finds seven audio tapes, each with a different story on them spoke by Hannah Baker, a girl who the narrator had been crushing on until she committed suicide only a while before the tapes arrived.

As he listens, he learns that the people who's stories are on the tapes are the 13 reasons why Hannah killed herself and, as the novel goes on, he begins to worry about why it is that he has made it onto these tapes. After the final word is spoken, he has his time to reflect and change the future.

This powerful novel discusses lost and despair as well as the fact that one cannot change the past. Beautifully written with a voice that speaks out from the pages, "Th1rteen R3asons Why" is an amazing novel.
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13 Reasons Why-Jay Asher
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Where do I even start with this book? It's just beautifully devastating. So here I go with my review and hopefully I get what I want to say out! :D

Clay's life is normal till her receives a package in his front steps of his house after school. Clay thinks its some practical jokes but really it real. Its his used-to-be friend Hannah Baker, her last words till she took her own life, like her own diary without the paper and ink. Clay listens to the cassettes, hearing the truths on why Hannah ended her life. The 13 Reason Why.

Each tape really freaked out Clay. If he was one of the reasons when will he be mentioned? Even with a bittersweet, far-away romance, Clay doesn't know why he is a reason.

There everything starts...Through the whole book I was fighting for Hannah the whole time. She deserved to live, to see the world thought a different way. The world was all ready to much to handle and the pain had to stop. Then you realize..Hannah is DEAD! People out there in the world do the same thing Hannah does, but you can be that person that can stop them from doing suicide. You can save a person's life. The reason Hannah ended her life was because she wasn't strong enough. Strong enough to say something or not act based on what the circumstances are.

Jay Asher weaves a beautiful debut novel that will leave you breathless and make you realize that things like suicide is a tough issue but you shouldn't shove it under the rug and hope things get better. This book makes you see things from a new eye. Suicide. Death. Reasons. A hearth-aching novel, valuable, its a book you can't get out of your mind. Its amazing!



“A lot of you cared, just not enough.”


“You don’t know what goes on in anyone’s life but your own. And when you mess with one part of a person’s life, you’re not messing with just that part. Unfortunately, you can’t be that precise and selective. When you mess with one part of a person’s life, you’re messing with their entire life. Everything. . . affects everything.”


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Real, True, and honest 13 Reason Why by Jay Asher is amazing and hearth-aching in every way! It will leave you fighting for Hannah, the main character and realize once you can save a person from committing that last straw: suicide.

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Touching story
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intense book not meant for very young kids, but a great story
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Wow. This book is very intense. This is the story of a girl who killed herself and left her story behind on tapes for people to hear. It definitely touched me and was a very emotional book. I think this is a great book for everyone to read. Unfortunately, suicide has become fairly common in the world today and it is up to us to stop our friends or acquaintances from killing themselves. This book really shows how she had been basically crying out for help but no one realized it and took the time to help her. Very intense, but very good book.
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Tapes Worth Listening To
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Jay asher’s first novel is a for sure read for anyone who loves reading about realistic teens doing horrible things to themselves and to others. And finding a way for it to never happen to someone they know.
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What I do like about this book is how Hannah feels about every reason, and how she starts every reason from the beginning to the end so that everyone who was listening would know and understand the full story about what happened. The thought that went into every reason is amazing, Jay Asher really wanted this to be realistic and somewhat sadistic towards readers (I got pretty paranoid after reading one reason that I just could open my blinds). The characters are original and really do seem like actual teenagers who do weird things. Also, when Clay talked about the signs for depression and the ways he could have helped her, I loved how it was vague yet specific at the same time so that this book could also be something for people to relate to and also look to for answer on how to tell whether someone is depressed or not
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