Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Posted: February 21, 2013 in Fiction, Young Adults
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13 Reasons Why“No one knows for certain how much impact they have on the lives of other people.”

Suicide is a horrible subject where strong reasons are not required. Among teenagers its like a disease, one suicide can influence another (like in the novel,Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides). The person who is in the state of mind doesn’t need any strong reasons to die. But according to me dying needs more courage than living. Suicide is really a scary subject to read about, so I don’t recommend this book for young adults and week mined people.

Hannah Baker is a girl surrounded by admirers and some toxic people. Story starts off with a tape passing on to a boy named Clay, who used to know Hannah Baker from school. The tape contains 13 reasons why Hannah Baker killed herself. In the tapes she had mentioned the names of people who made her life tough and uneasy. Each person has a story within the tapes and it is your responsibility after you listen to the tapes to pass it onto the next person. I feel sorry for Hannah Baker but then the reasons she gives sometimes feels silly. But for people who want to commit suicide no reason is silly. Clay has had a crush on Hannah forever, but he never had the guts to really tell her. Now he never will! I don’t think Clay deserved this tape at all he had been nice to Hannah always. This is one unbelievable story of a teenage girl. A chilling, horrible tale of suicide.

Suspense filled novel teaches you never to speak bad about people and speared gossip. Who knows you may be the reason for spoiling their reputation and name. They may end up committing suicide, scary isn’t it?



  1. Have you read Veronica Decides to Die? You will love it, I am sure 🙂

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