13 Reasons Why – Jay Asher

ISBN: 9781595141712
Publisher: Razorbill
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 288
Age Range: 12 and up
Series: No
Reader’s Annotation: Clay doesn’t want to listen to the tapes he finds on his porch, he doesn’t want to be included in this club created by Hannah. Especially now that Hannah is dead.
Summary: Hannah Baker has killed herself and Clay has received thirteen cassette tapes that Hannah made. Each cassette represents one of the reasons contributing to her suicide. When Clay gets the tapes he is shocked to find that he is one of the recepients, and to learn the truth behind his classmates, and their relationships with Hannah. This novel packs a punch and readers will be left devastated; both with Hannah’s decision to end her life and with Clay’s struggle to understand why she did. It’s not an easy read by any means, but it is addictive as you learn more about each character and how they affected Hannah. A fantastic read that will leave you thinking long after you turn the last page.