Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher | Review

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Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher | ReviewThirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Published by Razorbill on October 18, 2007
Genres: Contemporary
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
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You can't stop the future. You can't rewind the past. The only way to learn the secret. . . is to press play.
Clay Jensen doesn't want anything to do with the tapes Hannah Baker made. Hannah is dead. Her secrets should be buried with her.

Then Hannah's voice tells Clay that his name is on her tapes-- and that he is, in some way, responsible for her death.
All through the night, Clay keeps listening. He follows Hannah's recorded words throughout his small town. . .

. . .and what he discovers changes his life forever.

(Last Updated On: May 30, 2022)

Cover Review: I really like this cover. It’s very simple and I love how it has tape; it ties in with the story.
Main Character: Clay Jensen

As soon as I started this book, I had a feeling that I’d enjoy it. It was pretty good. The main character, Clay, was a really interesting character. We started off not knowing much about him at all.

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I really liked how every time we listened to a tape with him, we would get sort of these “flash-backs”. It really helped the character understand him in a different way than straight out telling you what his character is like.

Thirteen Reasons Why was full of mystery and amazing characters. Especially Hannah Baker. I felt deeply bad for her and all the situations she was in. All she wanted was to fit in. She didn’t ask for anything more. Really, she didn’t ask for anything at all. It makes me wonder what would have happened if she had never come to Clay’s school to begin with.

Would her life turn out differently? Would she still be alive? I did find the book to be a bit slow at times, but I believe that it was necessary. If everything was told to you right in the beginning, there would be no story.

All in all, I’d recommend this book to everyone. I feel like it’s one of those classic YA type books that all book fans need to experience at least once, if not more. I can’t wait until Jay Asher writes another book, as I know that I’ll be sure to pick it up!

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Jay Asher
The Future of Us
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  1. I can't wait til Jay Asher writes another book too!!! He co-wrote The Future of Us which was about facebook and was pretty cool, but I'm wondering if he's going to get deep like this again. Anyhow I thought the cassette tape idea was really different and I like different 🙂 Nice review!!

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