Blurb (Source: Goodreads) : 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.
As you can tell Clay Jensen goes home to see a package in his front porch. These are tapes that were created by Hanna Baker who commits suicide. Each tape or cassete targets a special person. There are 13 people in total. All of them is a reason why Hanna Baker killed herself. And Clay was one of them.
Clay actually wasn’t one the bad list, he was on the good list. Hanna also liked him back but never acknowledges it. Thats why it’s a little confusing for Clay.
This book was super good and I feel like I’m going to burst with happiness reviewing and rating it. It was a number of traits. Compelling, sad, yet interesting. The plot was so captivating and wonderful and really good.
I love that I could almost relate to all the characters here. I felt like I was in the book watching Clay go into Mona’s cafe. So by far this was the best book I have read.
The thing that I like about this book is that it’s relatable. Everyone has the moment in their lives when the’re pelted with mean comments. Everyone has experienced it. I also like that it sounds real. It sounds a little weird, but it’s true. Some books have this eerie sense. It makes me feel like this has been written by some 10 year old. The kind that doesn’t know how to write books. This book was not like that. I think this was his debut novel and it’s wonderful.
Another thing I love about the book is the wording. It has a lot of interesting quotes and words. It’s just worded beautifully. I think words play an important part in a novel because if it say “Clay walk to Mona’s it nice”. If sentences like that were in this book it would rather seem childish and immature. A YA novel should be more mature. This book is very descriptive and that’s because of the wording.
This book also makes you think about things. Maybe ponder back into the past and wish that you could make things different. It sure made me think. It teaches you to think the next time you pick on someone. It also makes you look at people more closely and clearly. The book is also very depressing at times so that’s just a warning.