Book Review: Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

14 July 2011
Title: Thirteen Reasons Why
Author: Jay Asher
Publisher: Razorbill
Date: October 18th 2007
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781595141712
Source: purchased
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Summary from Goodreads:

Clay Jenkins returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers thirteen cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker, —his classmate and crush— who 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.