Thirteen Reasons Why

Jay Asher

Jay Asher

Jay Asher has written the book Thirteen Reasons Why and wrote another book with the author Carolyn Mackler called The Future of Us. Jay Asher has lived in CAlifornia his whole life except for six months when he lived in Wyoming, when he came up with the idea of his book Thirteen Reasons why. Jay Asher writes books with young adult influences.

Main Characters

The Main Character in this book are Hannah Baker and Clay Jensen. Hannah Baker is the young teenage girl who committed suicide in the novel. She makes tapes for telling specific people why she wanted to die. Clay Jensen is the narrator and is the one in charge of making sure all of the people who hannah wanted to give the tapes to get them. The other characters in this book are Justin foley,alex standall, Jessica Davis, tyler Down, Courtney Crimson, Marcus Cooley, Jack Dempsey, Ryan Shaver, Jenny Kurtz, Bryce Walker, Mr.Porter and Tony were the people who received Hannah's tapes and each had a small part in why Hannah Baker killed herself.

Plot Teaser/Summary

This book revolves around Hannah Bakers suicide and the reasons why she killed herself. Through this book you begin to understand more and more through every chapter the reasons why she committed suicide and how all of these people caused her to do it. Every chapter is a new tape and According to Hannah, the people who are on the tapes are the people to blame for her death but her nothing but nice friend, Clay Jensen is on the tapes and he can't see why. This conflict stays with him through the entire book and compels him to listen to all 13 of the tapes. When reading this book you start to really understand the struggles of Hannah Baker and the thirteen reasons why she committed the horrific act of suicide.Someone that would enjoy this book would be someone who enjoys reading deep books with pretty heavy topics, i also think that girls would much rather read this book because they could relate more to some of Hannah's issues but i highly recommend this book and was interested in the story throughout the whole thing. I loved this book because it there was never a moment that i got bored, i always wanted to keep reading, this book was my favorite book i have read all year and might even be my favorite book ever.


“I wanted people to trust me, despite anything they'd heard. And more than that, I wanted them to know me. Not the stuff they thought they knew about me. No, the real me. I wanted them to get past the rumors. To see beyond the relationships I once had, or maybe still had but that they didn't agree with.

—Hannah Baker”

This quote represented this book really well because this book was about the struggles that Hannah Baker went through before she killed herself. She wanted people to stop believing the rumors and get to know her for the real her and not for everything everyone made up about her.

“Everything, effects, everything."

-Hanna Baker”

This quote definitely sums up the whole book because Hannah's story shows that there is not one specific reason why she killed her self but thirteen and her message even if you say just one mean thing to someone or do one thing to effect somebody's lives in a negative way, you don;t know what that person is going through and it can make a bigger impact on the person than you thought it would.