Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker-his classmate and crush-who committed suicide two weeks earlier.
Thirteen Reasons Why was a great reminder of the strong impact books can have on readers. It was touching, heartbreaking, and dramatic.
To watch an interview with the author, click here. Later in the video, teens said the book reminded them that our comments and actions have an impact on others, even if we don't realize it. Asher didn't pound this message home. Instead, he sprinkled it lightly, allowing the reader to connect with these characters. We join Clay in his wish that he could turn back time.
I thought Thirteen Reasons Why was a powerful story. Have your read this book? If so, what was your impression?
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