Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
This book has been around actually for 5 years and I had seen some other reviewers rave about how great it was. I'm so glad it was chosen for book club and that I voted for it!
Seriously, if you've ever been bullied as a child or even in high school, this book will speak to you as it did me. There's a not lot from childhood that I'd like to remember (mainly because of school), and I don't think adults realize what happens to a kid's self-esteem when other children are constantly making fun, teasing or bullying them. If Jason and I are blessed with a child or children and I hear of someone bullying them, you better believe I'm going to do something about it.
Read this book, it's amazing.
Description: 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.
Recommend: For sure.