Friday, March 3, 2017
Review: 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Summary from Goodreads.com
"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."
Review: All the feels. This is a very sad story and I felt for more than one character. Others I just wanted to beat their ass and say really? But this is a truthful novel, I felt I could see myself in these situations and realized that like Clay and Tony, and others there was probably times that I could've made a difference to someone but chose to look the other way. Very heart-wrenching story that needed to be told.