Many of you may not be into leisure reading, but if you have a spare moment, pick up the novel Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. This is easily one of the best, and creepiest, novels I have ever read and I firmly believe that everyone should experience this story. After my sister was assigned the novel for summer reading, she talked me into reading it. I have never been so grateful because this novel changed my life.
A little overview of Thirteen Reasons Why: Hannah Baker is dead. The novel follows Clay Jensen and his journey of listening to the tapes that Hannah left behind after she died. The tapes mention the thirteen reasons why she died and Clay’s name happens to appear in those tapes. The things Clay discovers while listening to the tapes is shocking and changes his life forever.
Now if you came across a package sitting on your front porch from a dead girl, you would be a little freaked out too, but this story is a huge eye-opener on how you affect people’s lives around you. Everyone should read this story, not only for entertainment purposes, but also for the moral life lesson that you receive. So, if you happen to have a copy of this book lying around your house or the next time you are at Barnes and Noble, pick up this book and read the first chapter, you will be hooked and your life will never be the same.
– Mariah Pike