336 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.88 in
June 14, 2011
Penguin Young Readers Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 159514188X
ISBN - 13: 9781595141880
From the Publisher
THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES AND INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER
“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.
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 sixty-five weeks on the New York Times children's hardcover bestseller list, with foreign rights into thirty-one 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.
“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