Title: Thirteen Reasons Why
Publisher: Razorbill / Penguin
Release: October 17th 20177
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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 learns the truth about himself-a truth he never wanted to face. Thirteen Reasons Why is the gripping, addictive international bestseller that has changed lives the world over. It's an unrelenting modern classic.
I don't know why I waited so long to read this book but fortunately I finally did. Now, I couldn't be more grateful to have such a meaningful and inspiring read, yet devastating at the same time. I really love Jay Asher's second novel co-written with Carolyn Mackler The Future of Us. But it is Thirteen Reasons Why the book that absolutely touched me and placed Jay Asher among my favorite YA authors!
It is incredible how you can find so much in one novel. Thirteen Reasons Why is a powerful read and it makes you think about the way you treat others. Sometimes, just one little thing can be of great weight in other people's shoulders. This book highlights the fact that we never really know or understand what's going on in other people's life. Thirteen Reasons Why is not just a devastating story about a girl who commits suicide, or about a girl who leaves a box with voice recorded cassettes to thirteen people explaining how each one of them is one of the Thirteen Reasons Why she ended her life. This book goes so much deeper than that and regardless its heavy and dark theme, it brights with hope at the end of it. Having said that, I think that this is a novel that highly inspires people to become a better person.
Clay is certainly one of my most beloved characters. He is one of the thirteen people in Hanna's cassettes and readers listen to Hanna's story through Clay's ears. He is such a unique boy and it is heartbreaking to meet Hanna through his perspective. In the other hand, Hanna is one of the most particular character I have come across. I had a storm of emotions through every cassette Hanna recorded. Sometimes, it was hard to accept and believe some of the things she said, and sometimes I was absolutely sympathetic towards her. By the end, and same as Clay, I got to know Hanna and feel for her and for everything she went through. From the loveliest moment to the most tormenting and unfair experience she had to endure that lead her to commit the horrific act of ending her own life.
Thirteen Reasons Why is a devastating story about bullying, lack of support, loneliness and many other life situations that can lead to depression for teens and adults alike. "Everything affects everything" as Hanna said, when you are dealing with this psychological problem that unfortunately many people suffers everyday.
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher is a book we can learn a lot from. This book inspires us to become a better a person, to be more understanding and supportive, to care about people without holding back because there' s people that really needs you by their side. This novel is a story that says it Loud and Clear; Don't wait for those people who need you by their side to ask for your help, they might never do it, and then it could be too late. So, take the first step by yourself and offer your support, don't hold back.
❤Thank you very much to Razorbill Canada for providing me a copy of this book for review❤
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