Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Guys, it's 11 days until Christmas eve, WHAT???? OMG, there is so much to do but also so much excitement, right? :)

And after talking about so much happiness it's time to review another book and this book it's not a happy book...let's just jump into the review:

Thirteen Reason Why by Jay Asher


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Hannah Baker committed suicide and before she does it she decides to tape the thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life.  The all those reasons are people and after she is gone, those thirteen tapes start to make the rounds to the people that she felt were the reasons.

Clay Jensen returns home one day from school and he finds a mysterious box with his  name on it and inside is thirteen cassette tapes, he has no clue what they are until he plays the first one and realizes that they are recorded by Hannah Baker, his classmate and crush who committed suicide two weeks earlier.  At first he doesn't know what to make out of it, but then he realizes that he needs to listen to all of them, first of all to find how how he made it to the list and also to find out why Hannah decided to end her life.

This book was told by both Hannah point of view as Clay is listening to the tapes but also from Clay's point of view.  I took me a while to read this story, why?  It's a though topic and one that it's always hard to read and write about, right?

I'm not going to lie, Hannah's point of view was really interesting and you got to see why she made the decision that she made but when you are reading from Clay's point of view?  You can also see where he is also coming from and why didn't she asked for help more openly?  This is such an hard topic and it's such so hard to talk about it and I could see both points of view, that's all I'm going to stay.

At the end I think the author did a pretty good job with such a hard topic and I ended up giving a 4.25 stars out of 5.

XOXO,

Nelia