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Thirteen Reasons Why

by Jay Asher

Razorbill | October 23, 2007 | Hardcover

4.1447 out of 5 rating. 76 Reviews
Over 1 MILLION COPIES SOLD
A #1 New York Timesand International Bestseller
This book will change your life


Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers 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.

 

 

 

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 304 Pages, 5.51 × 7.87 × 0.79 in

Published: October 23, 2007

Publisher: Razorbill

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1595141715

ISBN - 13: 9781595141712

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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Thirteen Reasons Why

Thirteen Reasons Why

by Jay Asher

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 304 Pages, 5.51 × 7.87 × 0.79 in

Published: October 23, 2007

Publisher: Razorbill

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1595141715

ISBN - 13: 9781595141712

From the Publisher

Over 1 MILLION COPIES SOLD
A #1 New York Timesand International Bestseller
This book will change your life


Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers 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.

 

 

 

About the Author

Jay Asher is the author of the young adult novels The Future Of Us and Thirteen Reasons Why. Thirteen Reasons Why, his first novel, was published in hardcover in October 2007, going on to spend 65 weeks on the New York Times children''s hardcover bestseller list, with foreign rights into 31 countries and 750,000 copies currently in print in the US alone. Visit his blog at www.jayasher.blogspot.com and follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/jayasherguy.

Editorial Reviews

"Everything affects everything," declares Hannah Baker, who killed herself two weeks ago. After her death, Clay Jensen-who had a crush on Hannah-finds seven cassette tapes in a brown paper package on his doorstep. Listening to the tapes, Hannah chronicles her downward spiral and the 13 people who led her to make this horrific choice. Evincing the subtle-and not so subtle-cruelties of teen life, from rumors, to reputations, to rape, Hannah explains to her listeners that, "in the end, everything matters." Most of the novel quite literally takes place in Clay's head, as he listens to Hannah's voice pounding in his ears through his headphones, creating a very intimate feel for the reader as Hannah explains herself. Her pain is gut-wrenchingly palpable, and the reader is thrust face-first into a world where everything is related, an intricate yet brutal tapestry of events, people and places. Asher has created an entrancing character study and a riveting look into the psyche of someone who would make this unfortunate choice. A brilliant and mesmerizing debut from a gifted new author.-Kirkus, starred review

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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