In Praise of Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher


Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher as sold on Amazon.com

Thirteen reasons why is a dead girl’s revenge against the one’s who’ve harmed her.
It’s also a poignant reminder of a crisis that could have been averted had the students and teachers listened a little bit more to Hannah Baker’s cry for help. I read every word of this spellbinding book in one day.

I firmly believe this book should be a mandatory read in all high schools and for every guidance counselor or teacher.

The tale is told through the tapes of Hannah Baker. These are tapes she made prior to her suicide. Clay Jensen listens to the tapes as he follows the map she’s made. He suddenly sees people and places through Hannah’s eyes. It makes you see how small lies can have the biggest snowfall effect.

I had goosebumps while reading this book. Also, as a former victim of bullying, I felt somewhat vindicated that Hannah was able to get back at her oppressors. This book really hit home for me.

Read this book and let’s talk about it afterwards.

ps: you should check out the tapes on You Tube: youtube.com/hannahsfriend13 

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