Thirteen Reasons Why
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Thirteen Reasons Why


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.

Title:Thirteen Reasons Why
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:352 pages

    Thirteen Reasons Why Reviews

  • Beth
    Aug 27, 2011

    I'm one of the very few people who strongly disliked Thirteen Reasons Why, so maybe I should explain to you why.I hate Thirteen Reasons Why. And here’s why.Most of all, it glamorises suicide.I'm put...

  • Emily May
    Oct 10, 2013

    “When you mess with one part of a person’s life, you’re messing with their entire life. Everything. . . affects everything.” Sometimes it's hard to see why other people might dislike a book y...

  • Nina ?
    Jun 27, 2010

    WARNING: I did not like this book. If you did, and would hate it if someone (me) ranted and bitched about it, then DO NOT READ THIS REVIEW.REVIEW: I don't know why this book is so popular. And I hones...

  • Hannah
    Oct 24, 2009

    I figured this deserved a real review.I'm a bipolar chick. I'm a girl who has struggled with suicidal thoughts since she was nine years old at the very latest. And I just do not buy 13RW's representat...

  • emma
    Jul 07, 2014

    THIRTEEN REASONS WHY I HATE THIS BOOK.Note, 6/10/17: Tape #11 has been updated. I really thought I wasn't going to review this book. But a status sharin...

  • karen
    Sep 22, 2010

    oh god, somebody buy this girl some perspective! oh wait, you can't because she's dead. and i, for one, am glad of it because this character would have grown up to be a rotten judgmental schoolmarmy h...

  • Cait (Paper Fury)
    Jan 30, 2014

    EDIT AND UPDATE, 2017: I read this book back in 2014 when I was a teen and I hated it. I still hate it. My review is getting a lot of traffic atm so I'm just going to do a little update and leave yo...

  • Emma Giordano
    Apr 06, 2017

    I REALLY REALLY LOVED THIS BOOK. I had heard very mixed things for some time and it seemed a lot of readers were very divided on this book, but I personally really loved it.I do want to say I don't th...

  • Alex Dembrowsky-henry
    Aug 25, 2011

    Thirteen Reasons Why This Book Sucks:13. Poorly Sketched Supporting Characters: Hannah, the girl who killed herself, and Clay, the boy she sent her "suicide note" tapes to, were fairly believable and ...

  • stephanie
    Mar 17, 2008

    eta 2: this is also the perfect book to listen to on audiotape. usually i am annoyed with audiobooks, but i enjoyed listening to this one almost as much as reading it, because i was hearing hannah whi...

About Jay Asher

Jay Asher

Jay Asher was born in Arcadia, California on September 30, 1975. He grew up in a family that encouraged all of his interests, from playing the guitar to his writing. He attended Cuesta College right after graduating from high school. It was here where he wrote his first two children’s books for a class called Children’s Literature Appreciation. At this point in his life, he had decided he wanted t