Genre: Realistic Fiction

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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SST August: Girl In Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow | Review+Giveaway

SST August: Girl In Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow | Review+Giveaway
Posted August 7, 2016 in review / 0 Comments

This book left me in pieces. (HAHA did you see what I did there? Girl in Pieces? Left me in pieces? Okay, I’m lame.) But truly, this book tore me up and it took me awhile to recover from it. In fact, I wrote this review 385 days after reading this book, because I was seriously invested in it. This book is mine. This book is all me, and I can relate to it, and this is me. Get it? No? HAHA I’m sorry. Girl In Pieces was about a girl who went through so much that she’s broken. And it took […]

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Review: This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp

Review: This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp
Posted June 22, 2016 in review / 0 Comments

This Is Where It Ends kinda took my breath away, and not in a good way. I mean, this book is good. Like, it’s really beautiful and amazing, and it just opened up my eyes to the things that went on around the world. It’s just that I was sobbing, pretty badly and I couldn’t breath and I just wanted to jump into this book and saved everyone. Maybe I was super naive, but I was hoping nobody died. But who was I kidding? This Is Where It Ends is a book about school shooting, within a time span of […]

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SST March: Where You’ll Find Me by Natasha Friend | Review and Giveaway

SST March: Where You’ll Find Me by Natasha Friend | Review and Giveaway
Posted March 13, 2016 in review / 2 Comments

The moment I finished reading this book, I was a little bit misty-eyed. I have to admit that even though I did not cry throughout this book, it still did a affected me, because this was a really touching book about family and finding oneself. Anna is thirteen years old. THIRTEEN and she went through way too much already. She saw her mom almost died, her best friend no longer wants to be her friend, and she had to stay with her dad and really young stepmother. All in all, this kid has got it REALLY tough. It was truly […]