Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Thirteen Reasons Why quote

Published: January 2007.

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 doesn’t want anything to do with the tapes Hannah Baker made. Hannah is dead. Her secrets should be buried with her.

Then Hannah’s voice tells Clay that his name is on her tapes– and that he is, in some way, responsible for her death.

All through the night, Clay keeps listening. He follows Hannah’s recorded words throughout his small town. . .

. . .and what he discovers changes his life forever.


This book was hauntingly good. I loved every minute of it. Some moments were so hard to pull through because of the amount of emotions flowing through me. Sometimes it was slight angry, a lot of times sadness.

I really felt for Hannah Baker, so many times bad things had happened to her and yet no one was there to help. She could do nothing to stop it.

I really enjoyed reading this, even if some moments were hard. It was like reading mini stories all in one story. Some of her memories she was retelling, I had to stop and take a breather. After those moments I wasn’t sure whether to continue or not.

I was highly anticipating the moment where it would get to Clay’s tale. He had no idea why he was on the tape, and so far all of the reasons people were on the tapes is because of something bad. Lots was revealed.

I felt slightly annoyed at the ending, but only for the fact that Clay had so little to do with Hannah, but yet he could have prevented so much. I felt bad for him at that moment too. That was an ‘if only…’ moment. If only he had known.

Save to say, I really loved this book, it was so heartfelt, but it was hard to get through because it was such an emotional rollercoaster.


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