13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Reviewed by L. Bauer, December 2019

13 names and 13 lives that will never be the same again. Hannah Baker recorded 13 tapes before she killed herself. Specifically, the 13 reasons why she killed herself. But when the little box of seven tapes arrives on Clay’s front door, he doesn’t know any of this. All he knows is that there is no return address. Thirteen Reasons Why leads you through Clay’s journey while he listens to the seven tapes Hannah recorded before she killed herself, the reasons why she killed herself. The book about the Netflix original series takes you through the emotions of Clay and Hannah while she tells her story. The sometimes funny, often sad, and even gut wrenching tale leads you through the story that Jay Asher calls Thirteen Reasons Why.

**Readers should be aware that there are hard scenes to read when it comes to the topic of suicide. **