Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

All I need is a smoothie and a good book.

All I need is a smoothie and a good book.

Title: Thirteen Reasons Why
Author: Jay Asher
Original Publication Date: October 18th, 2011
Original Price: $10.99 (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 304
Starkiller Rating: ★★★★★

Quick Synopsis: Hannah Baker committed suicide and there are thirteen reasons why. She records tapes with each reason and sends them to 13 people…mystery ensues. 

Spoilers.

The story is told from Clay Jensen’s (her crush) point of view. And it’s beautiful. I genuinely felt for Hannah. So many things had happened to her and although, I don’t agree with her decision to take her own life, I can see why she did. Nobody understood her and honestly, everyone’s attempts at helping her were shotty and just plain sad. 

Witnessing a rape of someone who was once boderline your best friend, has to be so traumatizing. Being the one who continued to let it happen, ugh, shattering. This book is moving, and honestly, I think adults and young adults alike can learn a lot from this book. Sometimes, “Teenage problems” are actually very real problems. 

I feel like “adults” sometimes forget that. And I’m glad Asher brought these stories to light. 

A very eye-opening and, at times, heart breaking story, that I recommend to everyone. 

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