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13 Reasons Why

byJay Asher

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“Eerie, beautiful, and devastating.” —Chicago Tribune

“A stealthy hit with staying power. . . . thriller-like pacing.” —The New York Times

Thirteen Reasons Why will leave you with chills long after you have finished reading.” —Amber Gibson, NPR’s “All Things Considered”
 

You can’t stop the future. 

You can’t rewind the past.
The only way to learn the secret . . . is to press play.

Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker—his classmate and crush—who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah's voice tells him that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out why.
               
Clay spends the night crisscrossing his town with Hannah as his guide. He becomes a firsthand witness to Hannah's pain, and as he follows Hannah’s recorded words throughout his town, what he discovers changes his life forever.

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About The Author

JAY ASHER's debut novel, Thirteen Reasons Why, a #1 New York Times and international bestseller, has sold over 3 million copies in the United States alone and is now a thirteen-part series on Netflix. The Future of Us, his second novel, was co-authored with Printz Honor winner Carolyn Mackler. He is also the author of the New York Time...
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Title:13 Reasons WhyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.89 inPublished:March 7, 2017Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow This book was just such a powerful read. It was truly worth the read.
Date published: 2017-09-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Read The book takes a unique path while exploring a dark topic. The characters are easy to get attached to, and is very well written. It's definitely one that can be read over again.
Date published: 2017-09-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very well written but very hard to read Couldnt stop reading, you get so attached to the characters but warning, this book is very depressing
Date published: 2017-09-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Difficult Read Very well written and while I found it a very difficult read, it definitely opens up the topic of suicide, and allows for discussions to happen between people and within society.
Date published: 2017-09-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from pivotal jay asher talks about an issue that mainstream media doesn't really want to talk about. he captures what it means and what it looks like for people with depression. could he have done a better job? maybe, but for the few books that actually talk about difficult issues, this one is pretty good. I watched the show too, and the show doesn't do it justice. read the book. it's better.
Date published: 2017-09-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from What a different, mind-blowing novel. A definite must read. This was a very different novel. I heard about it from my cousin who said that it was an amazing book and I am glad I took her advice in reading it and finding out for myself just how extraordinary this novel really is. There are so many important issues that are discussed in this novel. This means that this book may not be suitable for everyone, however, those who read it and those who can understand what the story is about will definitely learn something and appreciate this novel as a whole, while they are reading it and long after they have turned the final page. I have watched the series that was made based on this book, and I would recommend even for those who have watched the series and not read the book, to still pick up the book and read it. There are differences that you will find, and even though the series was very well made, it doesn't compare to the initial story line created by the author. A definite must read!
Date published: 2017-09-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyable and Dark Good read if you can handle challenging topics. Not enough discussion about mental health and depression but the story remains important
Date published: 2017-09-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from enjoyable I read this quite a few years ago and just recently watched the tv series adaptation f it, i enjoyed reading it as it had an interesting premise and view on a very taboo subject. i really enjoyed that the author took a risk writing and releasing such a risky novel. this said it is not something i will remember the rest of my life nor will ever go back to reread.
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Love the series even more as they expanded and drew out the events of the book. Wish the book was a little long as it is quite a quick read.
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from yes and no a book where it shows that theres two sides to every story. Make sure your mental health is positive while reading this book because it can take you to a really dark place.
Date published: 2017-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Read I read this book when it first came out years ago and it still shocks me how amazing it was. An important read that everyone should have.
Date published: 2017-08-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from tv show is way better if you had to chose one watch the tv show over the book
Date published: 2017-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from read with casution. Tough read..make sure emotionally and physically ready to read this.
Date published: 2017-08-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A hard read but a good read... As someone who deals/works with depression, I find that this is a good introduction to mental health, especially for the younger audience. It can help open the minds of so many as well as how to determine if they or their friends need help (there are small suggestions on how to determine if someone is troubled). Although the end left me rather unsettled, I can see how this could get kids to open up and ask questions.
Date published: 2017-08-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from loved the book. liked the show I found this book while looking for something to read in my school's library and it opened my eyes. I would recommend this to young teenagers because I remember feeling very depressed around puberty and this book would help anyone who is considering suicide as an option. It never is and this book proves it.
Date published: 2017-08-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 13 reasons sad + interesting about mental health. different from netflix in a way
Date published: 2017-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Helpful This book is not easy to read.. It's very honest with real life issues. It does help in some aspects to help us understand what people are going through and how we affect people with our words.
Date published: 2017-07-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Satisfying Read If you're coming here after watching the series, I wouldnt do it. I found the book quite different from the show and really i found after watching the show, the book just made me confused. If you're reading it without any prior knowledge then it's a great read
Date published: 2017-07-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good book very sad but interesting take on the teenage mind, which I think is not far fetched, hopefully this brings awareness mental health among teenagers
Date published: 2017-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from one of my favorites It is sad but very interesting and fast paced. As soon as I started it I couldn't put it down. It took me less than a week!!!
Date published: 2017-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved it. I found that it was difficult to read this book. I would read one page and feel so many different emotions. I could only read one chapter at a time. It made me think. About life, friends, family, everyone. To me, the goal of writing a book is to let others experience numerous sort of feelings throughout the journey of the characters he or she creates. Jay Asher reached this goal 10/10.
Date published: 2017-07-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good book, good lesson Good read,has a very intense message. Has some very triggering and dark topics so you should keep that in mind before deciding to read.
Date published: 2017-07-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mature Read I bought this book before a few years ago, before the Netflix series, wondering if it would be a good read for my Grade 7 class, but it was way too mature for that age group.
Date published: 2017-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from important this book actually had a meaning
Date published: 2017-07-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great A chilling yet well written novel. It makes you think twice about all your actions and the decision you make.
Date published: 2017-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Important read Is a really important read for high schoolers. If you've watched the tv series, I definitely recommend reading the book for more context. The book approaches the topic with greater sensitivity. Also recommend reading up on the symptoms of depression and making sure you know how to get help for yourself and others, if needed.
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 13 reasons heavy to read. interesting
Date published: 2017-07-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved the book! I loved that the author handled the book in a way that was really realistic. The situations that occurred and and how each small problem snow balled allows for the reader to really feel for Hannah. It is more of a heavy topic book however so it isn't one to read if your into fun and light hearted stories however all in all it is a great book worth checking out.
Date published: 2017-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfection Re-read this because of the TV show. I got it when it first came out a decade ago and it reminded me how good of a story it was. A book every teenager should read so they realize how their actions affect others.
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! Love this book, depressing but very good story.
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Decent book I feel like this book is over hyped, overall its an okay read, but it does deal with some heavy themes so be aware of that before you read it.
Date published: 2017-07-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tough truths I absolutely love what the author tried to do with the novel. The writing is beautiful, but the story was very hard for me to read. I had to take frequent breaks from reading because Hannah's story broke my heart. I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone going through a difficult time, because it makes life seem even darker. However I think a lot of people should read this book to become aware of the fact that suicide is something real people resort to and all the effects it has on people around them. I think it's important to be able to talk about such subjects, but the content can be triggering for many people.
Date published: 2017-06-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from too short the movie is better. the story was too short to capture enough detail about any character
Date published: 2017-06-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting read I liked the fact that the book dealt with a lot of heavy subjects. Some characters did tend to get on my nerves though and some people were just difficult to relate to. All in all, I respected and liked what the book was trying to do (give some insight to issues some teens have to deal with).
Date published: 2017-06-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from loved it. I heard about this novel years ago but did not read it and then with the release of the series on netflix which i watched i had to pick up the book which I found better then the series. It is a look into a harsh reality that many may find too graphic or a topic that shouldn't be addressed in this matter. I on the otherhand feel that the realness of the subject matter especially with the youth of today is something that should be addressed and understood. I absolutely loved it.
Date published: 2017-06-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved! amazing book. can be triggering for people dealing with any type of mental illness, take that into consideration when buying this book. portrays the struggle of mental illness beautifully without any sugar coating
Date published: 2017-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing book I think a lot of teens should read this book for the fact none of them really know that things could be so hurtful to somebody else either it being actions,words or even gossip I read this as a teen and it helped me threw a lot of tough stuff and what to say if I was in that situation to me it's a very helpful book
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Be warned. Well written, compelling, and heartfelt, this is a lovely book that can help some evaluate their behaviour towards others. But, for some of us, especially with mental illness, this could be seen as an enabling story line.
Date published: 2017-06-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It was all right Good read but I found not as detailed as the movie. It is a good reality book.
Date published: 2017-06-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good book Good read but I found not as detailed as the movie. It is a good reality book.
Date published: 2017-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply Powerful You really feel the pain as you turn each page knowing what will ultimately happen.
Date published: 2017-06-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from decent the book was too short to capture all the needed details. the show was better
Date published: 2017-06-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from decent the book was too short to capture all the needed details. the show was better
Date published: 2017-06-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from it was ok the t.v show was better and a little less problematic
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gripping Very good book - very sad but well worth the read
Date published: 2017-06-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Conflicting Good but not good. Hard to recommend since it is so depressing. But it accomplishes its goal of making you think hard.
Date published: 2017-06-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good A lot of hype about this book but i found it very depressing. Leaves you feeling angry and sad at how things went wrong. I guess to bring awareness it is a good read but when i read it is to escape to a happier place and this was not it.
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!! This book was so spot on with the Netflix series its a hard story to read/watch just everything that poor girl went thru, but it is true first impressions can affect how easy life or how hard life can be. a single rumor or white lie can ruin someone's life so easily.
Date published: 2017-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from YES! was such an amazing book!!
Date published: 2017-05-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good An interesting read. Well written.
Date published: 2017-05-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Important Read this 4 years ago and it has still stayed with me, it made me feel uncomfortable which is important learning. Suicide needs to to talked about this opens the conversation
Date published: 2017-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Needs to be Read This is one of those books that needs to be read. The message is powerful and profound and extremely important in today's society where kids hide behind screens and bully each other. I do admit that the Netflix series had a much stronger impact on my than the novel, but the novel should nonetheless be read. I do advise caution when reading and watching, as the material is very serious and at times highly disturbing, especially if you get triggered easily by the subject material.
Date published: 2017-05-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Wow #plumrewards. It's a gripping take on the teenage life and what comes with it. A bit depressing though and the kid doesn't try to help himself
Date published: 2017-05-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good read It's haunting but so inspiring. Good story and creative concept. Good read.
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A bit of a grey area... I remember enjoying this book while I read it and I remember the experience of reading it fondly. However, now that I'm not a depressed teen anymore I can see quite clearly how this book encouraged/validate the anger and hatred I felt for everyone around me. I don't mind validating people's feelings but this boo does nothing to mitigate or explain that blaming people (including yourself!) for mental health issues is NOT the path to recovery. In conclusion: it's well written but I'd be very careful if you see a teenager you know reading it. As an adult I'd be wary of it unless you're absolutely confident that you can handle it.
Date published: 2017-05-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting The book was very interesting. I didn't feel bored and just wanted to keep reading!
Date published: 2017-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Strong Message Read this 2 years ago. Just finished watching the series on Netflix. Gives readers a strong message behind this serious issue. Should be read by every kid in school.
Date published: 2017-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible This is an incredible novel about the repercussions of seemingly harmless actions. It explores the idea that your negative actions result in a snowball effect with deadly consequences. This novel is definitely tailored towards teens but it can be enjoyed by young adults as well.
Date published: 2017-05-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Kept me engaged Really good book that I still think of even though I haven't read it for years. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heartbreaking story, but couldn't put it down. As a mom of a preteen, I really wanted to read this book to get in the mindset of some the the kids these days. Well written. I needed to have a box of tissues close by at all times. Love how you really got to know the characters.
Date published: 2017-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from so sad but so good Even better than he TV show
Date published: 2017-05-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from strong message very strong message, its good that someone is talking about these things- they seem to be ignored for the most part in any sort of media
Date published: 2017-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Target age group is accurate Prior to picking up this book, I read some of the headlines surrounding the controversies on the Netflix series. However, as a social justice educator, I must disagree with what many have commented about the premise of the story- suicide. It is evident that the author has chosen a pre-teen/teen age group for his novel and personally, I thought this was an important story that everyone of our middle to high-school aged students need to read. Suicide is not a new topic but encouraging dialogue around the subject is imperative. It is linked to mental health and to sugar-coat it, would be ridiculously silly. Society seems to want to turn a blind eye when signs of mental health issues are showing, which is one of the main messages I think Jay Asher is trying to convey in this story. In no way does he glamorize or suggest students should commit suicide, however through the character of Clay, he is encouraging students to take that step to reach out to students who are showing symptoms. I think the story is an accurate reflection and reality for many students globally who suffer from mental health issues; it is a very clear depiction of what one may think is harmless, may not actually be as such for someone else. Yes the topic is heavy, but it IS the reality for many people and to sugar-coat it would do absolutely no justice for those who are suffering or have suffered. It is needed, particularly for the target age group.
Date published: 2017-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from IGNORANCE, can kill. While some people say this is a book about a teenager committing suicide, some even say it "glorifies" the act itself (including some School Boards), but I hold a different opinion. I don't agree with any of those comments, especially about the "glorifying". It challenges us to rethink how we have become ignorant, as an individual, as a group, as a community. How we turn a blind eye to the people that need our help. How we kept silent when we could have spoken up. So often we blame the victim "You should have asked for help", and this goes the same with Clay. We have a habit to put blames on the victim, for taking their lives, for not trying to deal with the issues they are facing but how do we know they haven't tried? Because they didn't say so? Because they didn't tell us? Its because we refuse to see their outstretched hand, reaching for us, their silent screams for help. We chose to ignore those "signs", so the only way for them to deal with it, is to "move on". Even when we do see the signs, we "wait" for them to "come out from their shell" rather than trying to be proactive. Hannah did try to get help, she tried to find another way out, but everyone around her has let her down (except the parents, for some reason the author has decided to left them out of the equation). I don't think Hannah is trying to blame the people on the tapes for her death, but rather she took her life for a whole other reason (in my opinion anyway. I can't say too much otherwise I'll ruin it for you). I think she was trying to explain to the people who she named on the tapes that what they have done to her has ruined her, and her life. They need to know what they have done have a spiral effect that none of them can foresee or control, and they should take responsibilities for the consequences of their actions. I think this book should be listed as a curriculum in the social services studies or courses that works a lot with youths. This should not be just for Teens, this should be read by everyone. This book will stay with me forever. Like Clay, like everyone named on the tapes, once you started listening, you will never be the same. You will not be the same person. Ever, again.
Date published: 2017-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing read Loved this book from beginning to end. The author did a great job of exploring this topic with both the viewpoints of Hannah and Clay's thoughts while listening to her tapes. I'm looking forward to seeing how the adapted it for the Netflix show.
Date published: 2017-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Book I couldn't put this book down, after I watched the show. However, if I could reverse I would have read the book first and then watched the show!
Date published: 2017-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved This Read After finishing the series I immediately ordered the book to read and loved it! Couldn't put it down!
Date published: 2017-05-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very well done This is a balls out approach to topics that a lot of people have a hard time dealing with but need to be addressed. The author used a very interesting way to deliver his thoughts. I think it should be a must read for everyone.
Date published: 2017-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great read! Great book with extremely important messages! characters and scenarios are extremely relatable. Perfect for students in high school but also exremely interesting to adults.
Date published: 2017-05-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from it was ok... u need the right audience for this. wouldn't want it to fall into the wrong hands or give the wrong impression. the episodes were just as bad.
Date published: 2017-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Praise for Jay Asher Jay Asher writes a beautiful novel about the harsh reality of high school. The book sits with you after you've put it aside and really makes you wonder.. Simply amaizing
Date published: 2017-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing book! I loved this book to death! I re-read it almost everyday!
Date published: 2017-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Relevant topic I think the storyline is important for today's youth. it is important that they see the consequences of their actions on others as well. Sad book but worth the read.
Date published: 2017-05-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I really enjoy this book but its sad The book is a little sick in the sense of the sadness in the story line but its an interesting read and I think it probably can relate to a lot of teens.
Date published: 2017-05-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Glorifies suicide #plumreview Not recommended; gory and glorifies suicide
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 13 Reasons Why Relevant topic with how many kids are bullied in today's society and how they feel the only option is to take their own lives Good book to help raise more awareness.
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing Piced this book up after watching the netflix show and it is 100% worth a read.
Date published: 2017-04-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 13 Reasons Why I read the book before the show came out and I loved it!! Though the book is a little depressing it really is an eye opener. it shows how little things that people do can have a major impact on others lives. Jay Asher took a serious topic and created a beautiful piece of literature and it truly is inspiring.
Date published: 2017-04-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Read Seems so honest and real. Loved this book and really gets you to re-evaluate a lot of your own actions.
Date published: 2017-04-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 13 reasons why I liked this book I felt like Clay listening and pausing the tapes throughout the night! Completely awesome. Loved it.
Date published: 2017-04-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Captivating I couldn't put this book down! It really encourages discussion about many issues that teens and parents alike face. It's not just about the girl, but about how everyone is affected. This book really opened my eyes.
Date published: 2017-04-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book #plumreview this book is great it relates back to the show which also great
Date published: 2017-04-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great book I liked this book, I read it a nice few years ago now. Not long after it was released. Recently read it again and still loved it.
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Ok I read this book a few years ago and still dont understand all of the hype for it. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from an interesting read I didn't think I would like this book but it was pretty good
Date published: 2017-04-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Addictive This book was very good, and I would defenitly recommend it to anyone looking for something intense and very moving.
Date published: 2017-04-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Read it years ago I gave this book 4 stars when I was a teenager, and it's been around 4 years since I've read it so it's a little fuzzy. I do remember liking the emotion in the book-- it's very powerful, very sad, and Asher does a fantastic job of illustrating the pain that suicide inflicts on those that surround the person. That is one message I really liked. HOWEVER. Though Hannah's character is understandable in her place of depression or suicidal thought for being rash and unsympathetic, I don't think it's a good message for her to place blame on others. What they did to her was awful, but teen readers need to understand that it is also not okay to blame others for your own mental health. The netflix series is one of the only times I'd argue that the show/movie was better than the book, but I think the book is worth the read.
Date published: 2017-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow what a eye opener this day and age. good read
Date published: 2017-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sad Recently watched the series and now the book and it is truly moving
Date published: 2017-04-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It doesn't sit well with me I read this book in a very dark period of my life several years ago, and while the book is actually quite well written, the entire premise of the book is overall quite dangerous. The book delves more into blaming other individuals for suicide rather than focusing on the mental health aspect. Hannah Baker is one of the most unsympathetic main characters of any book I've read. It's great that this book/show has opened up a new dialogue for this topic, but that shouldn't make it a staple or a good example for anyone.
Date published: 2017-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Inspiring Overall thought it was very well done and would definitely read again
Date published: 2017-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Read this 7 years ago It is a great book, highly recommend it. I am glad to see that it is more popular after the Netflix series came out.
Date published: 2017-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I LOVE IT! I just bought this book at the indigo and on the way home I read it. Such a lovely story!
Date published: 2017-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truly Amazing This story is moving, and eye opener and a book I think that kids today should be reading. There are too many people in this world that are suffering in silence, because people don't realise how their actions effect other people. This book shows you just that, I am happy that I read it, and I would recommend it to other people.
Date published: 2017-04-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it! A sad and tragic reality for some in their teen years, I found this to be relatable in my teen years and found a sense of sad comfort reading it, it has a deep underlying meaning, I think it should be a requirement for teens to read it in high school
Date published: 2017-04-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Read this at 14 and still sticks with me, 6 years later. Definitely must read if you can handle the triggering topics discussed. Would not recommend for people who are triggered by sexual assault, rape, or suicide. Overall thought it was very well done and would definitely read again
Date published: 2017-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved it! the author captures what its like to be a teenager in high school. I recommend the Netflix series too!
Date published: 2017-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very relevant story in these brutal times:( Bullying has become a huge threat in our times. I know that bullying always existed but nowadays it has just escalated to another level and this story is perfect in portraying what impact it has and how it can lead to devastating results even death!
Date published: 2017-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We needed a story like this Brilliant! Watch the show on Netflix, it will worth your time. I promise.
Date published: 2017-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Real eye-opener Everyone should read this story
Date published: 2017-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from so sad but such an important story No one understand the true affects of bullying until it is too late. Really loved the way the story portrayed the main characters and the emotions Hannah was going through from each "friend".
Date published: 2017-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heart Wrenching Story This is a heart wrenching story about Hannah Baker and Clay Jenson. I am so glad that this book was written because this stuff exists today and that is not okay. It is an emotional roller coast, eye-opening book that everyone should read.
Date published: 2017-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heart-wrenching read Heart-wrenching read. Make sure you read it before watching the new series on Netflix!
Date published: 2017-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heartbreaking and real I read this before the Netflix movie and loved it! But it terribly broke my heart. The author does not shy away from the tough topics and the subject matter was at times hard to read because it was heavy. But this book is a gem. The characters, both complex and interesting. The plotline and the the 13 reasons why. Such a unique premise and executed in a classy way. Highly recommend! Seriously. Everyone needs to read this book.
Date published: 2017-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bitter Sweet I read the original novel, I watched the series, I read this book. I'm so glad they came out with a book similar to the show for readers instead of viewers. Such a page turner. I must admit, it can become a little depressing and sadening, but it's real. Nothing is better than reading a book, where people can reate, or know of loved ones who have been through such tradgety. Amazing read. Would defintely recommend this to family. friends. Even an educational read.
Date published: 2017-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Freaking amazing! Incredible story that needs to be heard. Go watch the series on Netflix! You won't be disapointed!!
Date published: 2017-04-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A good novel for Teens I read this book a few Years ago, it was a fast read (finished it in a day). I enjoyed the book but ii found its more for teenagers or Young adults .
Date published: 2017-04-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from What a story! A great addition to your library.
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Absolutely amazing read, as the pages go on and the story comes together and you see what happens when teenagers don't think before they act or don't think of there actions before doing things how the butterfly effect takes place and ripples through. I think everyhigh school should have a mandatory read on this book. Truly heartbreaking and amazing at the same time
Date published: 2017-04-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Grabbed my imagination Read an excerpt of this book and it is now on my wish list. Very interesting beginning.
Date published: 2017-03-16

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“Heavy but compelling. . . . Asher’s novel asks us to look at how petty cruelty can deal crushing blows.” —Miami Herald “Wonderfully realistic in his writing, Asher offers teens and parents alike a great story on an important topic.” —Green Bay Press-Gazette “It is a brilliant debut that will leave readers feeling a sense of remorse for Hannah, guilt for Clay, and hope for the lasting lesson of the story.” —Bookazine “Breakneck pace and dizzying emotion.” —School Library Journal “[Hannah’s] pain is gut-wrenchingly palpable. . . . 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 Reviews, starred review and Editor’s Choice“Readers won’t be able to pull themselves away.” —Publishers Weekly “Asher's ability to convey the anguish of someone who was left behind is truly remarkable.” —Book Page WINNER OF Association of Booksellers for Children’s “Best Books” American Library Association’s “Best Books for Young Adults” and “Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers” Heartland Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature Florida Teens Read Award California Book Award Kentucky Bluegrass Award Book Sense Pick International Reading Association’s “Young Adults' Choices” Finalist Chicago Public Library’s “Best of the Best Books” Kansas State Reading Circle’s “Recommended Reading List” New York Public Library’s “Book for the Teen Age” 16 State Award Master Lists  “Thirteen Reasons Why is a mystery, eulogy, and ceremony. Twenty or thirty times, I snapped the book shut when a sentence, an image, or a line of dialogue was too beautiful and painful. But I, afraid and curious, would always return to this amazing book. I know, in years to come, I will often return to this book.” —Sherman Alexie, bestselling author of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian “Every once in a while you come across a book that you can’t get out of your mind, one you have to rush back to if you must put it down for some reason. Jay Asher’s Thirteen Reasons Why is one of those books, and is at the very top of my personal Must-Read list.” —Ellen Hopkins, bestselling author of Tricks, Identical, Crank, Burned, Impulse, and Glass “A spectacular first novel. Jay Asher tells his story with such honesty and simplicity that the tragedy feels shatteringly real.” —Gordon Korman, author of Son of the Mob and Jake, Reinvented