Wednesday, September 24, 2014

REVIEW : 13 REASONS WHY BY JAY ASHER

Title: 13 Reasons Why
Aurthor: Jay Asher
Language: English
Genre: Young Adult
Series: Stand alone
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 289p

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                               The Story

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.


Thirteen Reasons Why had me hooked from the very beginning you just want to keep reading it not knowing what is going to come next or what did the next person did and what exactly Clay Jensen did to Hannah Baker.

I remember not taking my hands off it even though I had an exam the next day- which is why i didn’t finish it in a day-.

 The way Jay Asher describe things is so amazing sometimes when i read books it takes me minutes to imagine the place but the way Jay Asher describes it i imagine it right away !. the events of this book is just seriously so amazing !! the way he wrote the book is so unique, and don’t let me get started about the idea of this book !! 

Its not like any YA book the idea is new and exciting Personally I thought it was amazingly done and very realistic.There weren't any embellishments or glorifications, it was true portrayal of teen suicide. We go through the story with Clay while he is listening to Hannah's tapes. The narration goes back and forth between the tapes and what Clay is doing/thinking.


This book is one of those rare pieces of literature that touches on so many important issues and leaves you feeling both emotionally raw yet hopeful.There is something though I don’t like about this book the lack of minor character.the 13 people mentioned hardly make appearance other than there chapters and sometimes Clay doesn't even met just from Hannah point of view. 
















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