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Th1rteen R3asons Why

By Jay Asher

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Format: Paperback, 288 pages
Published In: USA, 01 June 2011
THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES AND INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

**THE BOOK THAT STARTED IT ALL, NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES** "Eerie, beautiful, and devastating." --Chicago Tribune "A stealthy hit with staying power. . . . thriller-like pacing." --The New York Times "Thirteen Reasons Why will leave you with chills long after you have finished reading." --Amber Gibson, NPR's "All Things Considered" You can't stop the future. You can't rewind the past. The only way to learn the secret . . . is to press play.Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker--his classmate and crush--who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah's voice tells him that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out why.

Clay spends the night crisscrossing his town with Hannah as his guide. He becomes a firsthand witness to Hannah's pain, and as he follows Hannah's recorded words throughout his town, what he discovers changes his life forever.

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About the Author

JAY ASHER's debut novel, Thirteen Reasons Why, a #1 New York Times and international bestseller, has sold over 3 million copies in the United States alone and is now a thirteen-part series on Netflix. The Future of Us, his second novel, was co-authored with Printz Honor winner Carolyn Mackler. He is also the author of the New York Times bestselling What Light. Piper, out in Fall 2017 and co-authored with Jessica Freeburg and illustrated by Jeff Stokely, will mark Asher's graphic novel debut. His novels have been translated into thirty-seven languages. He lives with his family in California. Follow him on Twitter @jayasherguy.

Reviews

"Breakneck pace and dizzying emotion." "-School Library Journal" aA brilliant and mesmerizing debut from a talented new author.a "-Kirkus Reviews," starred review "A brilliant and mesmerizing debut from a talented new author." -"Kirkus Reviews", starred review "A stealthy hit with staying power...thrillerlike pacing." -"The New York Times" "Eerie, beautiful, and devastating." -"Chicago Tribune" ?A brilliant and mesmerizing debut from a talented new author.? "-Kirkus Reviews", starred review "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 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, 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 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 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, 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 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 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, 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" "

EAN: 9781595141880
ISBN: 159514188X
Publisher: Razorbill
Dimensions: 20.88 x 13.87 x 2.34 centimeters (0.34 kg)
Age Range: 10-14 years
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'Thirteen Reasons Why' by Jay Asher is a story about a popular young girl named Hannah. Hannah is wanted by every boy, and is known for having a reputation. But are the rumours true? When Hannah tragically commits suicide, she leaves behind a shoe box containing thirteen cassette tapes. Each tape talks about a specific person who influenced her life and helped bring her a step closer to making the decision to end her own life. When the box arrives at Clay's doorstep, he becomes one step closer to understanding why Hannah did what she did, and just how he fit into the story.

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