Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Book Review #19

My rating:

‘Tremendous…Remarkable.’ GUARDIAN

An impressive debut about friendship, sexuality and honesty.’ DAILY MAIL

Goodreads Description 

Clay Jensen 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.

My Review

  • I definitely have mix feelings about this book. Maybe even more towards the negative side.
  • First of all, Hannah, you can’t just expect people to stop and prevent you from ending your life. People cannot and can’t ever read other people’s minds.
  • Yes, at one point, our closed ones can be going through tough times, but that doesn’t mean they don’t love you and don’t care about you. So, you can’t just assume things about them and jumping to conclusions.
  • I truly did not enjoy myself while reading the book.
  • The fonts don’t show much difference, so, it made me confused, like all the time and I have to reread the sentence and the previous one. Hence, it made me lose my concentration of the book and the whole story.
  • Clay, he’s a mysterious one. I mean, he’s all cooped up in his own business and doing his own thing. I guess that’s pretty good.
  • Lastly, high school is high school. You can never change it and it will continue staying the same way.
  • Not recommended.

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