Review: 13 Reasons Why – Jay Asher

WARNING: This post does contain spoilers, but I will specify when I mention them.

13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher

4/5 starsImage result for 13 reasons why book cover

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.

So as I stated in a recent post, I mentioned that I wanted to read this book because it was becoming a Netflix series. I loved the idea for the plot of this book. Explanation for suicide and what impacted the decision. Hannah Baker kills herself, and leaves behind a series of tapes explaining why she did what she did, and how a bunch of people influenced her decision. I just had such respect for Hannah for having the guts to tell the people how they helped in her decision to kill her self.

Minor spoiler ahead!

 

 

However, I didn’t like the relationship between Clay and Hannah. It makes sense there wasn’t much of a relationship because Hannah dies, but I still feel like there wasn’t anything really. Clay fawned over her from a distance and they made out at a party but that was it. It never explained how Clay felt about her. It lacked his actual feelings and what he liked about her other than he thought she was beautiful.

Other than that, I really enjoyed this book! If you’ve read this book let me know how you felt about it! Also, I started The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine today. Friend me on Goodreads to see what I plan on reading next!

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