For starters, I was glad this book took place AFTER Hannah died, because it would have been so much more depressing had we have gotten to know her before.
I felt the writing was okay, but the book was really slow for me. The characters felt real.
Thirteen Reasons Why deals with a serious issue: suicide. It deals with it by showing us how a person can slowly start to feel worthless and unwanted. It shows us that we don't really understand how things we do often effect other people.
I felt like I had to fast-forward at times, but that's simply because I'm impatient.
This is a great book for teens to read.
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.