Saturday, February 4, 2012

Thirteen Reasons Why [Review]

Thirteen Reasons Why

288 Pages [Hardcover]
Published 18 Oct 2007

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 Thoughts:
I'm kind of struggling with what to write here. It was a great book in the sense it was well written and well thought out. The plot was complex. The characters were complex. The way Asher laid out the story was incredible. But at the same time, I felt like I did not connect with Hannah in the way I should have to understand WHY she committed suicide. I feel like it was kind of weird how she opted out of life because of what had happened to her. Her parents were too busy with work to notice. She purposefully ignored the person who she thought could've been "The One" - I don't really get that.

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