Thirteen Reasons Why - Jay Asher

Thirteen Reasons Why

By Jay Asher

  • Release Date: 2007-10-18
  • Genre: Crime & Mystery
Score: 4.5
From 3,923 Ratings




“Eerie, beautiful, and devastating.” —Chicago Tribune

“A stealthy hit with staying power. . . . thriller-like pacing.” —The New York Times

Thirteen Reasons Why will leave you with chills long after you have finished reading.” —Amber Gibson, NPR’s “All Things Considered”

You can’t stop the future. 

You can’t rewind the past.
The only way to learn the secret . . . is to press play.

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 as he follows Hannah’s recorded words throughout his town, what he discovers changes his life forever.

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  • Powerful

    By grl hayyy
    This was such a powerful book. Yes, it was sad, yes, it was sometimes disturbing, but sometimes in life you have to go through discomfort and/or fear to learn your greatest lessons. This book gives you empathy for what suicidal people really go through. It was very well written, I couldn’t put it down until I reached the last page and it really felt like you were going through the book and experiencing it with Clay and with Hannah as well. 10/10 would recommend reading this book, it would be good for everyone to read.
  • Wow

    By DOGLOVER101🐶
    What a great tv show really had a impact on me hope I see more seasons in the future! Can’t wait for season 4.
  • Watch on Netflix

    By My Rating:
    If you liked the book a lot, and you have Netflix I would highly recommend to watch this on Netflix. This is probably the greatest thing I ever read.
  • Very good -amazing

    By chupi1117
    This book is awesome and it discusses the concepts between life and death and that how what others do or say Can really harm a person mentally and physically and how may people to suicide and depression which is discussed in this book and how no one noticed the signs leading up to her death-by all matters I love this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️👌🏿
  • Good book

    By AimzKyle
    Kept me interested and has a debatable story line .. good read
  • Amazing

    By Abby_MGT
    Absolutely love this book. I had already watched the Netflix series of 13 reasons why and realized that the book and the TV show we’re actually not outstandingly different. I think the book really does help the series, with that being said I don’t think that it is absolutely necessary to read the book before you watch the TV show but if you do it that way, that way being a show van book, Like I did it’s probably going to be a little triggering because there are parts in the book that really don’t go into too much detail about what happened to two characters but I personally think that if I had read the book before I watched the TV series I would’ve understood it a lot better it would’ve been I guess more real, raw, fresh.
  • Shayla

    By shaylaccc
    Yeah this is quite a good book
  • 13 Reasons

    By EmilyH🖤
    Very good, I prefer the television series though.
  • Loved it

    By macie.barber on insta
    I rarely read, but I read this and I loved it so much. Definitely recommend👌
  • best work of jay Asher

    By Pasha MatherS
    one of the best book in teen drama gener