Monday, February 4, 2008

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

High School student Hannah Baker is dead.

Clay Jensen, who was a classmate of Hannah’s, hears the whispers in the hallways, and he catches wind of her death… that is, of her suicide. Two weeks after the suicide on his way home from school, Clay stumbles upon an ominous-looking shoebox laying on his front stoop. He brings it inside, sets it down, and takes off the lid to reveal thirteen cassette tapes. On these tapes are Hannah’s reasons why…and Clay is one of them.

This book helps you realize how obscenely cruel and disrespectful young adults can be to one another.

Megan K. 8th grade