Thursday, September 27, 2012

Review: Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

 

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:
A compelling story of Hannah Baker, and how her live was touched starting from one event and spiderwebbing to the events that led up to her death. This book shows how one event spiralled to other events which led to emotional events and caused her to take her life.

As much as I wanted to enjoy this story, and the premise behind it which I have to say I did... I personally just can't justify why. I enjoyed how the book broke down all the events and showed you how one event can lead to things spiralling out of control.. However, I can't say that Hannah's reasons were a legitamate reason for suicide.

Clay was a very nice and likeable character through the entire book, almost came across like he got wrapped up in bad situations however. I don't fully know. What I do know is regardless of Hannah coming across as if shes a bit unable to handle life in general (maybe there were other reasons that we didn't know about) I fully enjoyed the story... well the spider webbing of how events join together, my recommendations is if you can handle stories that don't 100% match up and leave you thinking this is a book for you.

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