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Thirteen Reasons Why - Jay Asher

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Published: October 2008
For Ages: 12+ years old
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Clay Jenkins returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers 13 cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Bakerhis classmate and crush- who committed suicide two weeks earlier.

On tape, Hannah explains that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out how he made the list.

Through Hannah and Clay's dual narratives, debut author Jay Asher weaves an intricate and heartrending story of confusion and desperation that will deeply affect teen readers.

About the Author

Jay Asher's debut YA novel, Thirteen Reasons Why, has appeared regularly on the New York Times bestsellers list for the past nine years. It has sold over 2.5 million copies in the United States alone and is currently in production to be a thirteen-part series on Netflix. His second YA novel, The Future of Us, was coauthored with Printz Honor winner Carolyn Mackler.

He is also the author of the forthcoming What Light. His novels have been translated into thirty-five languages.

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"Everything affects everything," declares Hannah Baker, who killed herself two weeks ago. After her death, Clay Jensen--who had a crush on Hannah--finds seven cassette tapes in a brown paper package on his doorstep. Listening to the tapes, Hannah chronicles her downward spiral and the 13 people who led her to make this horrific choice. Evincing the subtle--and not so subtle--cruelties of teen life, from rumors, to reputations, to rape, Hannah explains to her listeners that, "in the end, everything matters." Most of the novel quite literally takes place in Clay's head, as he listens to Hannah's voice pounding in his ears through his headphones, creating a very intimate feel for the reader as Hannah explains herself. Her pain is gut-wrenchingly palpable, and the reader is thrust face-first into a world where everything is related, an intricate yet brutal tapestry of events, people and places. Asher has created an entrancing character study and a riveting look into the psyche of someone who would make this unfortunate choice. A brilliant and mesmerizing debut from a gifted new author.--Kirkus, starred review "Heavy but compelling. . . . Asher's novel asks us to look at how petty cruelty can deal crushing blows." --Miami Herald"Wonderfully realistic in his writing, Asher offers teens and parents alike a great story on an important topic." --Green Bay Press-Gazette"It is a brilliant debut that will leave readers feeling a sense of remorse for Hannah, guilt for Clay, and hope for the lasting lesson of the story." --Bookazine"Breakneck pace and dizzying emotion." --School Library Journal"[Hannah's] pain is gut-wrenchingly palpable. . . . Asher has created an entrancing character study and a riveting look into the psyche of someone who would make this unfortunate choice. A brilliant and mesmerizing debut from a gifted new author." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review and Editor's Choice "Readers won't be able to pull themselves away." --Publishers Weekly"Asher's ability to convey the anguish of someone who was left behind is truly remarkable." --Book Page WINNER OFAssociation of Booksellers for Children's "Best Books" American Library Association's "Best Books for Young Adults" and "Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers"Heartland Award for Excellence in Young Adult LiteratureFlorida Teens Read AwardCalifornia Book AwardKentucky Bluegrass AwardBook Sense PickInternational Reading Association's "Young Adults' Choices" FinalistChicago Public Library's "Best of the Best Books" Kansas State Reading Circle's "Recommended Reading List"New York Public Library's "Book for the Teen Age"16 State Award Master Lists "Thirteen Reasons Why is a mystery, eulogy, and ceremony. Twenty or thirty times, I snapped the book shut when a sentence, an image, or a line of dialogue was too beautiful and painful. But I, afraid and curious, would always return to this amazing book. I know, in years to come, I will often return to this book." --Sherman Alexie, bestselling author of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian"Every once in a while you come across a book that you can't get out of your mind, one you have to rush back to if you must put it down for some reason. Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why is one of those books, and is at the very top of my personal Must-Read list." --Ellen Hopkins, bestselling author of Tricks, Identical, Crank, Burned, Impulse, and Glass"A spectacular first novel. Jay Asher tells his story with such honesty and simplicity that the tragedy feels shatteringly real." --Gordon Korman, author ofSon of the Mob and Jake, Reinvented -Heavy but compelling. . . . Asher's novel asks us to look at how petty cruelty can deal crushing blows.- --Miami Herald-Wonderfully realistic in his writing, Asher offers teens and parents alike a great story on an important topic.- --Green Bay Press-Gazette-It is a brilliant debut that will leave readers feeling a sense of remorse for Hannah, guilt for Clay, and hope for the lasting lesson of the story.- --Bookazine-Breakneck pace and dizzying emotion.- --School Library Journal-[Hannah's] pain is gut-wrenchingly palpable. . . . Asher has created an entrancing character study and a riveting look into the psyche of someone who would make this unfortunate choice. A brilliant and mesmerizing debut from a gifted new author.- --Kirkus Reviews, starred review and Editor's Choice -Readers won't be able to pull themselves away.- --Publishers Weekly-Asher's ability to convey the anguish of someone who was left behind is truly remarkable.- --Book Page WINNER OFAssociation of Booksellers for Children's -Best Books- American Library Association's -Best Books for Young Adults- and -Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers-Heartland Award for Excellence in Young Adult LiteratureFlorida Teens Read AwardCalifornia Book AwardKentucky Bluegrass AwardBook Sense PickInternational Reading Association's -Young Adults' Choices- FinalistChicago Public Library's -Best of the Best Books- Kansas State Reading Circle's -Recommended Reading List-New York Public Library's -Book for the Teen Age-16 State Award Master Lists -Thirteen Reasons Why is a mystery, eulogy, and ceremony. Twenty or thirty times, I snapped the book shut when a sentence, an image, or a line of dialogue was too beautiful and painful. But I, afraid and curious, would always return to this amazing book. I know, in years to come, I will often return to this book.- --Sherman Alexie, bestselling author of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian-Every once in a while you come across a book that you can't get out of your mind, one you have to rush back to if you must put it down for some reason. Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why is one of those books, and is at the very top of my personal Must-Read list.- --Ellen Hopkins, bestselling author of Tricks, Identical, Crank, Burned, Impulse, and Glass-A spectacular first novel. Jay Asher tells his story with such honesty and simplicity that the tragedy feels shatteringly real.- --Gordon Korman, author ofSon of the Mob and Jake, Reinvented Heavy but compelling. . . . Asher s novel asks us to look at how petty cruelty can deal crushing blows. Miami Herald Wonderfully realistic in his writing, Asher offers teens and parents alike a great story on an important topic. Green Bay Press-Gazette It is a brilliant debut that will leave readers feeling a sense of remorse for Hannah, guilt for Clay, and hope for the lasting lesson of the story. Bookazine Breakneck pace and dizzying emotion. School Library Journal [Hannah s] pain is gut-wrenchingly palpable. . . . Asher has created an entrancing character study and a riveting look into the psyche of someone who would make this unfortunate choice. A brilliant and mesmerizing debut from a gifted new author. Kirkus Reviews, starred review and Editor s Choice Readers won t be able to pull themselves away. Publishers Weekly Asher's ability to convey the anguish of someone who was left behind is truly remarkable. Book Page WINNER OFAssociation of Booksellers for Children s Best Books American Library Association s Best Books for Young Adults and Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers Heartland Award for Excellence in Young Adult LiteratureFlorida Teens Read AwardCalifornia Book AwardKentucky Bluegrass AwardBook Sense PickInternational Reading Association s Young Adults' Choices FinalistChicago Public Library s Best of the Best Books Kansas State Reading Circle s Recommended Reading List New York Public Library s Book for the Teen Age 16 State Award Master Lists Thirteen Reasons Whyis a mystery, eulogy, and ceremony. Twenty or thirty times, I snapped the book shut when a sentence, an image, or a line of dialogue was too beautiful and painful. But I, afraid and curious, would always return to this amazing book. I know, in years to come, I will often return to this book. Sherman Alexie, bestselling author ofThe Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Every once in a while you come across a book that you can t get out of your mind, one you have to rush back to if you must put it down for some reason. Jay Asher sThirteen Reasons Whyis one of those books, and is at the very top of my personal Must-Read list. Ellen Hopkins, bestselling author ofTricks, Identical, Crank, Burned, Impulse, andGlass A spectacular first novel. Jay Asher tells his story with such honesty and simplicity that the tragedy feels shatteringly real. Gordon Korman, author ofSon of the MobandJake, Reinvented" Heavy but compelling. . . . Asher s novel asks us to look at how petty cruelty can deal crushing blows. "Miami Herald" Wonderfully realistic in his writing, Asher offers teens and parents alike a great story on an important topic. "Green Bay Press-Gazette" It is a brilliant debut that will leave readers feeling a sense of remorse for Hannah, guilt for Clay, and hope for the lasting lesson of the story. "Bookazine" Breakneck pace and dizzying emotion. "School Library Journal" [Hannah s] pain is gut-wrenchingly palpable. . . . Asher has created an entrancing character study and a riveting look into the psyche of someone who would make this unfortunate choice. A brilliant and mesmerizing debut from a gifted new author. "Kirkus Reviews," starred review and Editor s Choice Readers won t be able to pull themselves away. "Publishers Weekly" Asher's ability to convey the anguish of someone who was left behind is truly remarkable. "Book Page "WINNER OFAssociation of Booksellers for Children s Best Books American Library Association s Best Books for Young Adults and Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers Heartland Award for Excellence in Young Adult LiteratureFlorida Teens Read AwardCalifornia Book AwardKentucky Bluegrass AwardBook Sense PickInternational Reading Association s Young Adults' Choices FinalistChicago Public Library s Best of the Best Books Kansas State Reading Circle s Recommended Reading List New York Public Library s Book for the Teen Age 16 State Award Master Lists "Thirteen Reasons Why"is a mystery, eulogy, and ceremony. Twenty or thirty times, I snapped the book shut when a sentence, an image, or a line of dialogue was too beautiful and painful. But I, afraid and curious, would always return to this amazing book. I know, in years to come, I will often return to this book. Sherman Alexie, bestselling author of"The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" Every once in a while you come across a book that you can t get out of your mind, one you have to rush back to if you must put it down for some reason. Jay Asher s"Thirteen Reasons Why"is one of those books, and is at the very top of my personal Must-Read list. Ellen Hopkins, bestselling author of"Tricks," "Identical," "Crank," "Burned," "Impulse," and"Glass" A spectacular first novel. Jay Asher tells his story with such honesty and simplicity that the tragedy feels shatteringly real. Gordon Korman, author of"Son of the Mob"and"Jake, Reinvented"" Heavy but compelling...Asher s novel asks us to look at how petty cruelty can deal crushing blows. "Miami Herald" Wonderfully realistic in his writing, Asher offers teens and parents alike a great story on an important topic. "Green Bay Press-Gazette" It is a brilliant debut that will leave readers feeling a sense of remorse for Hannah, guilt for Clay, and hope for the lasting lesson of the story. "Bookazine" Breakneck pace and dizzying emotion. "School Library Journal" [Hannah s] pain is gut-wrenchingly palpable....Asher has created an entrancing character study and a riveting look into the psyche of someone who would make this unfortunate choice. A brilliant and mesmerizing debut from a gifted new author. "Kirkus," starred review and Editor s Choice Readers won t be able to pull themselves away. "Publishers Weekly" Asher's ability to convey the anguish of someone who was left behind is truly remarkable. "Book Page " WINNER OF Association of Booksellers for Children s Best Books American Library Association s Best Books for Young Adults and Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers Heartland Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature Florida Teens Read Award California Book Award Kentucky Bluegrass Award Book Sense Pick International Reading Association s Young Adults' Choices Finalist Chicago Public Library s Best of the Best Books Kansas State Reading Circle s Recommended Reading List New York Public Library s Book for the Teen Age 16 State Award Master Lists "Thirteen Reasons Why "is a mystery, eulogy, and ceremony. Twenty or thirty times, I snapped the book shut when a sentence, an image, or a line of dialogue was too beautiful and painful. But I, afraid and curious, would always return to this amazing book. I know, in years to come, I will often return to this book. Sherman Alexie, bestselling author of "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" Every once in a while you come across a book that you can t get out of your mind, once you have to rush back to if you must put it down for some reason. Jay Asher s "Thirteen Reasons Why" is one of those books, and is at the very top of my personal Must-Read list. Ellen Hopkins, bestselling author of "Tricks," "Identical," "Crank," "Burned," "Impulse," and "Glass" A spectacular first novel. Jay Asher tells his story with such honesty and simplicity that the tragedy feels shatteringly real. Gordon Korman, author of "Son of the Mob" and "Jake, Reinvented" "

ISBN: 9781595141712
ISBN-10: 1595141715
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
For Ages: 12+ years old
For Grades: 7 - 9
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: October 2008
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.41