Review: Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Posted March 27, 2017 in review / 1 Comment

Review: Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay AsherThirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Published by Penguin UK on September 16th 2009
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Realistic Fiction
Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
Source: Purchased
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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 to find a strange package with his name on it. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker – his classmate and first love – who committed suicide two weeks earlier.
Hannah's voice explains there are thirteen reasons why she killed herself. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out why.

All through the night, Clay keeps listening – and what he discovers changes his life... forever.

Or maybe I wanted someone to point a finger at me and say, “Hannah. Are you thinking about killing yourself? Please don’t do that, Hannah. Please?”

I JUST. I mean, I knew this book was gonna be sad. Heck, that was prolly one of the many reasons why I bought this book. BUT shit. kasfadfaskjldb.

My heart will never be the same.

Imagine receiving a bunch of recordings from the girl you loved (who killed herself, btw), and then hearing her say that those that received these tapes are indirectly/directly one of the reasons why she killed herself. Damn. I dived into this book wanting to know exactly why Clay Jensen was on that list when he was the perfect guy ever.

All I have to say is that: Everybody in this book deserved to be in this book. View Spoiler »

This book was written from only Clay’s point of view, in which we get to actually see what he was thinking, and I could pretty much say that I had the same thoughts he had. Throughout half the book I was like, what did Clay do???? and pretty much figured it out half way through because like I said, we get to see what he was thinking and yeah. HAHAHA I’m not good at explaining this without giving away spoilers.

What I definitely loved about this book was the tapes. Hannah’s voice was the main reason that this book is so good. We get to see her go from trying to hold on, to slowly letting go and my God, it was so damn heartbreaking that I was sobbing my heart out by the time I finished reading this book.

I just wanted to point out that as a person who has gone through depression and even attempted suicide, there IS a reason. There will always be reasons, and for those saying that this book wasn’t realistic because it blamed so many people over one person’s death, that’s the thing, yknow? We all live our lives without knowing that sometimes the smallest things can create a chain of reactions, and this book shows it. This book showed that maybe, just maybe we did contribute to someone’s suicide, indirectly. Ya know? Read this y’all. The world needs to be nicer and this book is SO GOOD and you guys need to read this.


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Review: Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
Posted March 8, 2017 in review / 0 Comments

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Review: Assassin’s Creed: Renaissance by Oliver Bowden
Posted February 13, 2017 in review / 0 Comments

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Review: I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson
Posted February 2, 2017 in review / 1 Comment

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SST October: Fear the Drowning Deep by Sarah Glenn Marsh
Posted October 9, 2016 in blogtour, review / 0 Comments

Fear the Drowning Deep was an unexpected book for me, from its writing style to the amazing plot. This book was hauntingly good, and it captured my attention from the start till the very end. It described every single scene to the very last detail and this made me craft out the story inside my mind, and to me, that made it all the more haunting and spine-chilling. Don’t worry, you guys, this isn’t a horror book, but Fear the Drowning Deep dealt with some social issues that we’re pretty much familiar with, such as a human’s ignorance to opinions […]