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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Book Review: 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Book Review # 4 in 2011.
Goal to read 100 books in 2011.
Book: Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

I recently read a Thirteen Reasons Why.

It is a young adult (YA) novel by Jay Asher, which I really enjoyed.

I’ve discovered that many YA books have a dark edge to them. This one does, too. It is about a girl Hannah who committed suicide. She had recorded 13 reasons why she committed suicide on cassette tape. This book takes place during the current time – so finding a cassette tape player is a little tricky for young kids these days.

Clay Jensen receives the cassette tapes and is told to listen to them, pass them to the next person, and that he is one of the 13 reasons she committed suicide. So, Clay seeks down a cassette player and listens to them. She also gives the threat that these tapes will be released to the public if he does not pass them along to the next person. Clay wonders -- how can she make certain of that since she has already passed away.

Discover the 13 reasons why Hannah did it. Read the book.

The hardcover book includes a map of the town on the inside of the book cover, which is really neat. The reader can follow along with the story.

Jay Asher also suggests people who are thinking about suicide can dial: 1-800-SUICIDE / 1-800-784-2433

Here is my video book review:

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Here is the book trailer for Thirteen Reasons Why:

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