TH1RTEEN R3ASONS WHY

By Jay Asher

Book Description

Clay Jensen's first love records her last words.

Clay Jensen comes home from school to find a package with his name on it lying on his his porch. Inside he discovers several tapes recored by Hannah Barker--his classmate and crush-- who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Clay doesn't want anything to do with Hannah's tapes she made. She's dead. And Clay thinks her secrets should be buried with her. Hannah tells him that there are 13 reasons she decided to end her life. And each tape has a name, and that name in some way was responsible for her death and Clay was on them but not in the same way as the others. Hannah wanted to tell him she was sorry.

Questions:

If the book was well written, what made it that way
  • I liked how it went back and forth, from Clay's thoughts and Hannah talking on the tapes.

What was the author’s purpose for writing this book?

  • That no one knows really knows how much impact they have on the lives of other people. And oftentimes, we have no clue.
What was the tone of the book? How was the tone communicated?
  • it was sad, i cried when reading the book, it was communicated from her talking on the tapes and Clays thoughts about the tapes
Why would you recommend this book?
  • I would to readers who like sad books, because you could feel how Clay was feeling and you could hear Hannah's voice, but if you don't like sad books DONT read it!