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.
This book was hauntingly good. I loved every minute of it. Some moments were so hard to pull through because of the amount of emotions flowing through me. Sometimes it was slight angry, a lot of times sadness.
I really felt for Hannah Baker, so many times bad things had happened to her and yet no one was there to help. She could do nothing to stop it.
I really enjoyed reading this, even if some moments were hard. It was like reading mini stories all in one story. Some of her memories she was retelling, I had to stop and take a breather. After those moments I wasn't sure whether to continue or not.
I was highly anticipating the moment where it would get to Clay's tale. He had no idea why he was on the tape, and so far all of the reasons people were on the tapes is because of something bad. Lots was revealed.
I felt slightly annoyed at the ending, but only for the fact that Clay had so little to do with Hannah, but yet he could have prevented so much. I felt bad for him at that moment too. That was an 'if only...' moment. If only he had known.
Save to say, I really loved this book, it was so heartfelt, but it was hard to get through because it was such an emotional rollercoaster.