Sunday, July 20, 2014

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.
via goodreads

Thrilling. You can't bring this book down. Thirteen Reasons Why is an eye-opener to us. Sometimes we tend not to care to the people around us. We don't know what is happening to them. What if someone is depressed or planning to have suicide, like Hannah Baker.

I like the idea of the cassette tapes that Hannah used to record. I tried to listen to Hannah's voice, like Clay but on YouTube. When I heard Hannah's voice for the first time, it crept me out. Maybe, because Hannah is already dead in the story (now I feel you Clay). There are THIRTEEN reasons why Hannah Baker had a suicide. The chapter that is really hard for me to read is Clay's cassette. Too much feels. (You better read the book to know why!)

I think those Thirteen reasons aren't enough for Hannah to take suicide. Life is so precious. But she was depressed. She didn't have a friend to talk about her problems and worse the only person that she can talk to, turned her down.  So if your friend has a problem, talk about it. Maybe you can save a life.

“You don’t know what goes on in anyone’s life but your own. And when you mess with one part of a person’s life, you’re not messing with just that part. Unfortunately, you can’t be that precise and selective. When you mess with one part of a person’s life, you’re messing with their entire life. Everything. . . affects everything.”
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