Thirteen Reasons Why - Jay Asher

Thirteen Reasons Why

By Jay Asher

  • Release Date: 2007-10-18
  • Genre: Mysteries for Young Adults
Score: 4.5
From 3,929 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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  • love!

    By rayn---
    this book was so good. it kept me entertained through the whole thing and wasn’t predictable
  • So Sad

    By readbannedbooks
    I read this book when I was in a really tough patch in my life. My brother committed suicide 2 months ago so that’s still raw. But when a fried recommended it, I thought I would hate it. But I didn’t. So read. I hope it does the same for you as it did for me. #readbannedbooks
  • A Very Intriguing Book

    By Jason Houn
    It's a shame that I watched the Netflix adaptation before reading the actual book, but the book itself stands up quite nicely on its own. One of the few gripes I had about the book was how the rest of the characters weren't as fleshed out as Clay and Hannah were. I'm supposed to just go along with what Hannah says & what Clay thinks about the people on the tapes. Fortunately, the show does a great job at that. Another problem I had was how fast-paced it felt, with how Clay was listening to all of the tapes in one night. For something as heavy handed as the fate of Hannah, I would've expected Clay to take his time with it. Again, the series fixed this problem. Other than that, it was a marvelous book to read. I hope that the author would follow the series' lead & write sequels to the book. It doesn't exactly have to follow the Netflix version, but a follow-up story would be nice.
  • Amazing

    By nels2714
    I love this book. It covers really hard topics that are difficult to talk about and opens your eyes to the things suicidal people have to go through. I read this at 12 and found it quite spectacular. For those of you who say Hannah killed herself for no reason, I think it can seem that way when you read it from an outsiders point of view. When you imagine yourself experiencing those traumatizing events, the reason of Hannah’s death becomes a lot more clear. Excellent book, though definitely for more mature readers
  • The Best Book I have ever read

    By BookWorm🙂
    The book hits you hard in places you thought you never felt and you just can’t stop reading and I love it. It’s emotional, funny and it points out everything that some High Schoolers have to go through and it’s sad but it is a very precious story, just about life, friendship, and trust. Again it's an absolutely AMAZING book and I highly recommend

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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.