Monday, May 27, 2013

Review : Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

  Hello! Sorry if this took awhile to finish, but here is my review! 

Title : Thirteen Reasons Why
Author : Jay Asher
Published : October 18th, 2007
Pages : 304
ISBN : 9781595141712

  Clay receives a bundle of emotion spread across 13 tapes. Who did it come from? Hannah Baker. What are on the tapes? An account on why Hannah killed herself. In the time period of one night, Clay is taken on a roller coaster ride of many events that led Hannah to the decision that cost her life. Why did Clay get these tapes? Because he is of the 13 reasons. We get to see the world through a confused and hurt teenager who can't seem to get a break. 
  I enjoyed how engaging this book was. I felt as if I was right along with Hannah the whole time. I felt her pain, and it was really touching. There was a scene in the book where Hannah speaks with Mr. Porter, and it just broke my heart. I so wish I was there in that moment to speak to her, to let her know everything was okay. Although this story is fiction, kids like Hannah commit suicide every day. I enjoyed this book as much as I did, because it touches on this cause of death that grows rapidly. 

  One thing that I didn't enjoy, was that it was a bit too dramatic to me. I mean I just couldn't see anyone in Hannah's situation that would go as far as to kill their self. I mean I wasn't in her shoes, but it was just kinda off to me. I know of people who have much worse off situations who still are fine. I don't mean to be too harsh, because I know she did have struggles, but it's just how I feel. Other than that I loved this book and won't ever forget about Hannah and her descent into a dark and sad mind set.


Kaykay Obi said...

Nice review, Kim. I'm not sure if I've read any book that deals with the subject of suicide, but I think I might like this one. And I like the concept of the tapes.

Thanks for sharing.

Kaykay @ The Creative Forum

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