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Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Thirteen Reasons Why - Jay Asher

Read by Melissa: I came across this book in the returns room and was immediately taken by the premise of it – what 13 reasons would someone give for killing themselves? I read it in 2 days because I so wanted to find out what happened. I really enjoyed the way this book was written – it switched between what Clay was doing and thinking and what Hannah was saying on the tapes. Her reasons unfold as the book continues and it becomes quite an inter-related story (which I guess reflects life accurately). I’m not sure if the book went quite deep enough – there is a hint that something/s happened to Hannah before she moved to her new school... you just get the feeling that the incidents she talks about are “on top” of something else. Anyway, a well written, fast-paced book that reminds us all that we affect each other’s lives and you never really know what other people are going through.