Nan’s Notes: Thirteen Reasons Why

thirteen reasons why

by Jay Asher

  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Pub. Date: October 2007
  • Age Range: Young Adult
  • 320pp
What an incredible book! This book had me hooked from the very beginning. Thirteen Reasons Why follows Clay Jensen as he listens to a series of cassette tapes, prepared by Hannah Baker that explain why she committed suicide. In the book, Clay travels around his town all night, listening to the tapes, unable to stop playing them. I felt just like Clay. I could not stop reading this book. The first night I picked it up, I stayed up way past my bedtime reading it. A couple of nights this week, I didn’t allow myself to bring the book upstairs because I was afraid I would stay up way too late again! The two voices in the story (Clay’s and Hannah’s) interrupt each other and often share different perspectives of events that happened to both characters. I do have to admit, that sometimes I got the two voices confused and I had to go back and reread a few parts, but that could just be that I was reading too late at night. Even though I finished the book early in the evening last night, I didn’t want to pick up another book. I wanted to savor this one throughout the night.
rating: 5/5

7 Responses

  1. I admit, when I picked this one up, it was 2 in the afternoon, and by the time it got to 10:30, I hadn’t stopped reading. I’d read while watching the only tv show I watch, I’d read through dinner, etc. Finally, I turned to my husband and told him sorry, I couldn’t go to bed until I finished. I think I was up until 1 or 2. If I had known how captivating this was, I would have started in the morning. Wow. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

  2. I loved the book – stayed up ’til the wee hours of the morning as well. Sympathized with both, Hannah and Clay, and thought it was a fantastic debut book by Jay Asher.

  3. I’m glad to see that you enjoyed this one so much! I’ve been wanting to read it, but haven’t picked it up yet.

  4. wow, it does sounds very interesting!

  5. I stayed up way too late reading this one too! And once I finally went to sleep I picked it right back up in the morning.

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  7. i loved this book so much. i couldent put it down. it was so good i read threw it in like four hours

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