Review: Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher


Title: Thirteen Reasons Why
Author: Jay Asher
Publisher: Razorbill
Publication Date: October 18th 2007
Series or Standalone: Standalone
Format: Hardcover, 304 pages


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.


With those glorious reviews and high ratings from the readers. I thought this was going to be a blast but it turned out not. And I always have this soft spot when it comes to death/suicide. But what I got was disapointment.  The thirteen reasons why Hannah Barker committed suicide were merely childish. I mean she took her own life just because people didn’t do good things to her, someone used her, made fun of her, stole her notes, or whatever the reasons were. Everyone experienced the same thing. Even worst. But those weren’t enough for someone to take his or her own life. I really was annoyed by it. But the idea of how this book created was great. And also there was this little touch of romance which was cute.



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