Book Review: Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher



The #1 New York Times bestseller and modern classic that’s been changing lives for a decade gets a gorgeous revamped cover and special additional content.  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 returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker–his classmate and crush–who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah’s voice tells him that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he’ll find out why.

Clay spends the night crisscrossing his town with Hannah as his guide. He becomes a firsthand witness to Hannah’s pain, and as he follows Hannah’s recorded words throughout his town, what he discovers changes his life forever.


★★★(3 stars)

Hannah Baker’s life ended two weeks ago when a package arrived at Clay Jensen’s house, containing seven tapes, sides A and B, and thirteen reasons why she committed her suicide.

As Clay listens to each tape, he soon discovers that Hannah’s last words will change his life forever.


  • The story of Hannah’s suicide is very relatable. I know most of you have this one very depressing moment in your life where you want everything to end including your life. Well, Hannah’s story is a mirror of almost every horror a girl could imagine occurring in school, including those simple stupid things that happened on the sidelines. Many of us have heard or experienced some of her circumstances, thus, making it relatable.

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