Thirteen Reasons Why

"Everything... affects everything."

Plot Summary

Clay Jensen is just a regular high school student until a classmate of his dies. But her death wasn't on accident--it was on purpose. She killed herself. And when a package full of tapes with his name on the front arrive at his doorstep he's surprised. He hears Hannah Baker's voice on the tapes, the girl that committed suicide and left her school, friends, and family to grieve. He doesn't want anything to do with the tapes--Hannah's dead and the remains of her should be gone too right? Clay almost stops the tape until he hears the infamous voice again, this time telling him that he received the tapes for a reason, because he was a reason, one of the thirteen reasons why she killed herself.

Character Analysis

Clay Jensen is the main character in this book. His POV is one of the main two that tells the story throughout the whole book. He's the narrator through some of the last words from Hannah on the tapes. He's a very emotional, quiet kid at school that kids don't pay much attention too--other than Hannah.Clay is a goody-goody according to Hannah and not a single bad thing is to be heard about him--ever. He's an only child who has had a crush on Hannah since he can remember and when he realizes she's gone he's devastated. In the book, you follow his emotions and how he takes the tapes when he reaches his part in the story.

"Reasons Why" You Should Read Thirteen Reasons Why

Thirteen Reasons Why is a book that is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat because it has such a dramatic, exciting plot. I myself finished the book in three days since the author does do such a good job sucking the reader into the book. It's a really great book for any young adult because it has aspects in it that relate to many's personal lives.

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Meet the Author ; Jay Asher

Jay Asher is a 38 year old man born in Toronto, Canada. He's an american teen novel writer who has always had a passion for writing. Thirteen Reasons Why was his first book that basically brought him into the writer world. The book was a huge hit, and he may be soon planning a movie to go along with it.