Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Thirteen Reasons Why

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

You don't ever know what goes on in anyone's life but your own. And when you mess with one part of a person's life, you're not messing with just that part. Unfortunately, you can't be that precise and selective. When you mess with one part of a person's life, you're messing with their entire life.

Everything...affects everything.

When Clay Jensen receives a shoebox in the mail filled with cassette tapes, he doesn't know what to think. He finds a tape player (who has tape player anymore?) and starts to listen. The voice he hears on the tape is Hannah Baker...who killed herself.

Using the cassettes, Hannah tells the stories--thirteen stories--to explain the reasons why she committed suicide.

If you're listening to these tapes, you're one of the reasons why.
There are only two rules.
Rule #1: You listen.
Rule #2: You pass the tapes on to the next name on the list.

Compelling, powerful, and deeply affecting.

Read the book...and pass it on.

Highly recommended for readers ages 13 and up.

1 comment:

  1. Wow-- thanks you to your recommendation, I ended up grabbing this from my library (after paying off my fines. AGAIN) and listening to it on a long drive. The narrators were INCREDIBLE. It's one of the best books on tape I've ever heard, and the story is so compelling that I became completely engrossed in the story and missed my offramp off the freeway. I mean, I REALLY missed it. As in, an hour later I suddenly woke up from my daze and had absolutely NO idea where I was.

    Thanks :) It made for a GREAT drive.


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