This month in our book club, we discussed “Thirteen Reasons Why” by Jay Asher.
‘Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a mysterious box 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. 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.’
I personally thoroughly enjoyed this book. That might sound a bit morbid, but the point of the story is that you never know how your actions (how sometimes your careless actions) can impact someone else’ life. Overall, I think the rest of our group thought this was more of a young teen book, which was the intended audience, but I think the lesson learned was something everyone could stand to hear again from from time to time.
This book has since been sold to be a movie….can’t wait! If you’ve read this book, what did you think of it? Share with me your thoughts in the comment section below. Don’t forget to GRAB my FREE Manifesto Guide for everyday inspiration.
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