I just finished this book and I think it is an excellent book. I am planning to read it to my eighth grade students
This is a wonderful book I'd recommend to anyone. I read it several weeks ago and it's still fresh in my mind. I actually read it twice as I didn't want to leave the characters so soon. It even inspired me to write a story about a girl going through a similar situation.
This was a very good book. I didn't want to put it down. A very sad subject of course, but one that causes all of us to pause and reflect how we impact people's lives.
I like the story and plot of this book. Kind of emo-ish but still unique. It just goes to show that we affect each other more than we think we do.
One of my favorite books. It speaks the truth of what can really happen to anyone.
This book was amazing and powerful. I became so involved with the storyline... willing the story to turn backward and for Hannah to be alive once more. My heart was broken with her story but I think it's a must read for many.
I loved this book. I could really relate to what was going on. I've felt like hannah alot.
I finished this book like five days ago and I cannot get it out of my head! It was such a good book. Kinda freaky but so good. I kept thinking, well hoping really, that Hannah was still alive and Clay would come to her rescue! I really loved this book but I keep finding myself wondering what would have happened if she really were still alive. This book really makes you think about everything you say or do to the people around you. Also makes you notice what other people are doing to you and those around you without realizing they really could be causing harm.
I was also hoping Hannah was still alive and was a little disappointed that she wasn't but i have to comment on Jay Asher's ingenious ending, I think it was the perfect finish to a really good book, I'm usually a fairly slow reader but this one only took me 2 days!
Fabulous book. REally shows that every action you do - no matter how small may affect someone else.
I just started this book a few days ago but haven't gone past page 20. I find the whole idea of a girl, who committed suicide, leaving tapes to people she knew explaining why she did it. One of the first things I thought as soon as reading the summary was "Well why did she do it?" It amazes me that she felt people needed to know why. How did these people affect her so that she took her own life? What are the 13 reasons? As a person who can understand the emotions of depression, I can't say I would have the strength to tell people "you're the reason I killed myself." What pushed her to do this? I can't wait until I have a moment where I can read and answer these questions for myself. What questions went through everyone else's head while starting the story? I'm very interested to know.
to anyone whos read this book....
i was wondering if this was a good book or if it was to sad or whatever
Its an amazing book!
its kinda of sad but not really the whole cry for hours because of how the book ends. its just one thats sad and touches home to people or makes other people relize 'oh i might be doing this and it might be hurting this person i should stop' etc.
It's a really good book. It's not very sad, but you will feel sympathy for the characters. You'll probably question Hannah sometimes, and feel bad for Clay. Through their adventures you'll learn what high school can turn into. It's a believable book and I reccomend it to anyone looking for a book you can really get into and enjoy.
I just put the book on hold at my library and wanted to know if it was actually as good as it sounds?
As a adult, I thought this book was amazing and a must read for every teen. I actually donated it to my children's school library and was told that it was very popular. I agree with some of the other reviewers when they say it really shows how everything you say or do, no matter how small can have an unknown impact on others.
i started this book about 2 wks ago, and i got about 5 people to read it, but anyways. i found this book verry powerfull, her story, and what clay had to say. hannah had to say alot and the tapes were a good way, but the wholle fact that she thought this out so much is just sad, people dont need to do stuff like this, her story was amazing, it has you reading for hours, it seems like alot but everythings just so connected you dont want to put the boook down. this is a must read book, it is truely amazeign.im glad i read it all
I think the author might be glad to see how this book has touched so many people, and perhaps inspired them to think about their words and actions, and how they affect other people. In addition to the comments and reviews on "Thirteen Reasons Why" I also found direct proof myself.
I read a library copy of this book and on the back of the last page, the one that lists the author's "13 Inspirations" there was a yellow Post-It note stuck to it. The note read: "This book, it helped me realize that people need help, even when they don't want it. I couldn't put it down, I needed to know. Now, I will look for those people, now, I will reach out further than before. Books affect me, do they affect you?" It was signed with a small heart and three initials.
I thought the note was very touching and left it in the book.
I could not put this book down. I read it in a couple of days, and it was absolutely amazing. It has a great and touching message. It made me really appreciate how everything we do, no matter how small, can affect someone else in a big way. I did a book review of this book for school, and after my presentation, about five people came up to me asking if they could borrow the book. So now my copy is being passed around and everyone finishes it after a couple of days.
Hey sofia, I agree completely! This book is written amazingly, and I can't put it down either. I have stayed up late reading this. I love it! Everyone should read it!
I'm in the middle of reading it right now. Is it very interesting?...Yes,but it seems like she is so weak. She lets every LITTLE thing get the best of her.Seriously.Some things I understand would make a person mad like,the peeping tom or Courteney. But the things before that are just stupid. I dont know maybe i'll understand later on in the book? But,im not gonna stop reading(:
Btw,the map in the inside cover is very cool..and sort of creepy.haha
The small things she gets upset over are showing us that even something small that we do, like the 'best ass in freshman class' thing can really hurt someone, even if we didnt mean for it to hurt them.
I think the point of the book, at least for me, was to recognize how the littlest things can affect someone in the biggest ways. While to a reader or a character in the book, an incident doesn't seem significant, it is to Hannah.
Also the point was that these small incidences lead to a repuation that followed her around for a long time afterwards, leading to other events later on.
I think the point of the book was to show how all the little things can pile up and cause a lot of stress in someone's life. To an outside it may not be a big deal but all those little things could be the biggest issue in a teens life. And with teens being as emotionally sensitive as they I think that really emphasizes that issue.
As a future teen educator I think this book is amazing and think it's a great insight to the female and male minds of some of today's teens.
**SPOILER**I agree with Karla. I loved this book because of its format, and because of the suspense and mystery. I absolutely hated Hannah though. She was so weak. Sure, there were hard patches in her story, and maybe they added up, and made life unbearable for HER, but I feel that an emotionally strong person could have pulled through.
In the courteney part, those are the things you get upset about then, ultimately, you just have to let go. Maybe some people don't know how to let things go, and I guess she was one of them...
Later on in the book, I didn't just get annoyed with Hannah's passive attitude to how she let people push her around, and NEVER tried to take control of her 'snowball' effected life, I got angry. She thinks her life is horrible? What about that girl she allowed to get raped? One of the reasons she killed herself was because she allowed that to happen? IF YOU'RE GONNA KILL YOURSELF OVER SOMETHING YOU LET HAPPEN, DON'T LET IT HAPPEN! She RUINED that girls life. All because she was to weak to open the damn closet door and make her presence known. Then, she sends these damned tapes to the girl, telling her that she is one of the reasons she, hannah, killed herself. Well, guess what Hannah, you just gave that girl two reasons to kill herself, one you gave her these tapes blaming her, then you didn't stop her from getting raped. Kudos to you, Hannah, you just might be sending more people to a suicidal death. Way. To. Go.
She allowed all of these things to, firstly, happen, and secondly, to push her over the edge. When people kill themselves in real life, its because they had abusive parents, did drugs, were alcoholics, actually got raped (Didn't allow a rape to take place!) those just name a few REAL problems that could push someone to those drastic measures, and even then, you hear of people who had those problems that didn't kill themselves, if they can pull through those things, Hannah can deal with being on a list that says she has a great butt.
She had no family problems, she didn't do drugs or drink or anything, ok so she had no friends, you can't expect everyone to pamper you, if you want friends, go out there and make a few. I've had friends that have turned on me, like the olly-olly-oxen free people did to hannah, but I got over it, and made new friends. I didn't kill myself! Plenty of people were willing to be her friend, like Clay, who knows how many other people like him were out there? If you don't want people like bryce to take advantage of you, don't let them. I know people are gonna say its easier said than done, but really it isn't. Just don't go in the hot tub, or hey, try walking away when he comes on to you! If he grabs your arm to restrain you, or if he grabs your ass, hit him! Not once did she stand up for herself. In Rosies, when she KNEW that he was gonna feel her up, she shoulda just slapped him, or screamed. If you stare at the people around you, like she did in the diner, they aren't gonna know that you need help. People aren't mind readers! Go help yourself, stand up for yourself, do something Hannah!
Karla and Leah, I agree with you. I, too, recognized that Hannah was worrying about little stuff that could have easily been brushed off. But do you think that what happened to her in the beginning of the book really cracked her armor? Maybe Hannah's been... I think "emotionally unstable" would be the right words here... Maybe she's been emotionally unstable for a while. Before this book actually begins, I mean. So now that the cracks have been made, anything can seep in and affect her. Even to this drastic a measure.
I'm just spit-balling here. I read this book a while ago.
I'm not sure if I understand the end. Did he see Skye as following a similar path of depression and distancing herself from people that he previously missed in Hannah? Is the reason Clay chased her down the hall to stop the cycle from repeating in someone else's life? Or did I miss something very important to the end of the story?
I believe that when Clay saw Skye he saw a new beginning, or a reason to get past dreaming about what would have happened if Hannah didn't die. He kind of saw Skye as a new Hannah, or a new friend found through this whole expierence. I don't know if that helps, but I also think you could be right too. I guess the author want you to make up the end of the story from your own perspective. The author didn't state clearly what happened, he left you fill up the gaps that were missing.
I think that Clay sees life a lot differently now that he knows what Hannah went through and how she thought. Instead of not doing anything when he wanted to, now he takes action however small it might be. I think he sees Skye and a Hannah type person and just wants her to know that there is someone out there that cares. Maybe if Skye starts thinking along the same line as Hannah she'll remember Clay.
But I also agree with Kelly ... I think Jay Asher leaves that situation open ended so you can make your own judgment about why it happened and what happens after the book ends.
Hope this helps!
I loved this book. are there any others like it?
Before I Fall, by Lauren Oliver- if you're a fan of Thirteen Reasons Why, you'll like Before I Fall. Instead of a girl committing suicide, Before I Fall centers around a teenage girl who dies, but then gets seven chances to set things right in her life before finally dying again. It's really great :)
I really liked this book. Yes Hannah was weak... but I guess that's the point isn't it? Not everyone has the same kind of inner strength... and what is a tragedy & the final straw for one person is a learning curve for another, and a chance to change.
Kinda deep huh? But look at all this discussion... that's what a good book does don't you think - gets people talking.
Well done Jay Asher! I agree with Allyson, it's a powerful read...
i agree. i think hannah had all the oppurtunities to get help, but she wouldnt let anyone in. its like she expected people to be mind-readers and know exactly what she was going through. at the same time, i understand how she felt alone, and a lot of people were really cruel.
I found this book very intriguing. Yes i also think Hannah is very weak although that is what makes her character. I think that Jay Asher should have given Clay a larger role in Hannah's suicide, because the only thing he really did was actually trying to be there for her despite her reluctance to let her into his life. Any thoughts?
I think if he had given Clay a larger role, the reader would probably end up hating Clay, instead of liking him and feeling sorry for him. Also, it just didn't fit his character.
i wanna go buy the book but things keeep stoppping me like my ma shreks b-day (hate you)
great book. gonna read again
i loved this boookkkk ...i read it in one day
This was an incredible book. I borrowed it from a friend and read the entire thing in one day. If you haven't read this, you really should. It shows just what the cruel things people do to each other that they see as unimportant can really do to someone.
This is one of the best books I have ever read. Everytime I venture back and reread it, it manages to make me angry and sad at the same time. I can't help but think that if schools make the students read this book, it could prevent teenage suicides. I recommend this book to everyone. And to those who perfer audiobooks to the actual book, the audiobook for this is pretty amazing.
I feel the same way. My mom is an English teacher and I am happy to say that they recently adopted this book to teach.
I enjoyed the story but I didn't like the way it was written. I didn't enjoy when Clay was talking about his perspectives because he was only talking about what he was doing but I liked when Hannah was talking on the tapes.
I think this book is going to end up really sad and deep.
The part where the raping boy raped her in the pool still creeps me out.
Is this book creepy?
Well, it does talk about suicide and rape, partying, etc. It is a little creepy, but I thought it was really great. It depends on what you like and what you can handle.
Well I think that this book was good and that Hannah was wierd when she was recording haha I mean that she was very humorous about her death... she is taking the last laugh in my meaning why is she so humorous
She's happy that she's leaving. If you're going to kill yourself, you're past the point of being scared of death.
i Liked this book. Mostly just when Hannah was talking on the tapes, that was really the only interesting part to me.
I liked when Hannah was talking on the tapes too, but i feel like Clays tape was only writen because the writer had not other way of tying him in. They were the thirteen reasons why and Clay shouldnt have been a part of those reasons. Don't get me wrong though I thought it was a great book.
i felt that hannah's sarcastic witty tone in the tapes was a bit weird because if you know you are recording tapes for your own death id sort of think you'd have an unsettling feeling and you wouldn't be so giddy. I agree with carley when she says that Clay shouldn't have been in those tapes. He should have at least been the first person that way he didn't think that he had some terrible part in her death. It was a great book though.
I feel that Hannah knew what she was doing, she was just explaining to everyone that their actions helped her decide and that they should rethink the way they treat people. Speaking of Clay I feel that he was kept to a later tape because she was going in order of the events that transpired. He wasn't a bad experience but he still had to wait his turn until his story came into all the others.
If you'd have an unsettling feeling before you killed yourself, I don't think you would be killing yourself in the first place. She's happy and "giddy" to be done with her life and she's excited that she doesn't have to deal with their responses to it or anything like that. And about Clay's part, he couldn't have been the first part because one of the essential points of the book is that he does feel guilt and tries to work out his feelings about it.
The part in the book when they have those personality development games where everybody writes nice stuff about others seemed very sily to me at first. I wondered how something like that could possibly be a reason for Hannah's death. Then when i read these lines:
"Maybe it didn’t seem like a big deal to you Zach. But now, I hope you understand. My world was collapsing. I needed those notes. I needed any hope those notes might have offered. And you? You took that hope away. You decided I didn’t deserve to have it. "
I really got it.....these lines seriously have a lot of meaning in them.
I'm sure a lot of people can agree to those lines. And sometimes it's those little things that we need, that mean nothing to someone and everything for someone else.
I loved this book. My take on it is that facing her own suicide, Hannah was becoming slightly unhinged, hence the witty or humorous tone in her tapes.
I really enjoyed how Hannah put him in a search hunt just to make him feel of what shes feeling when she went through all of it, also howClay reaize of how everything to Hannah hapened to ha girl he knew its like Hannah opened his eyes.
"I hope you're ready, because I'm about to tell you the story of my life. More specifically, why my life ended. And if you're listening to these tapes, you're one of the reasons why." I chosoed this qoute because its like at the begining of a rollercoster you know? Because through her tapes was like a ride she had her ups but then it was all down from there.
Commeting Suicide: To Kill Yourself for some reason
Dillusional : Going Crazy
Explicit : Rude
Love: Having deep feelings for someone
Irresistible : Can't get enough of
Why do you think that Hannah didnt go anywhere for help?
Maybe she didn't feel anyone could help her? Or maybe she didn't know who to turn to for help.
Maybe she didn't want people to laugh at her..
Sometimes we are beyond help, and we can tell when this happens. Although no one would ever admit it, sometimes finding peace in death is a better option than suffering in life.
She probably felt as though no one could help her and that she had no other options. I'm guessing it would be extremely difficult to open up to someone and say they're considering suicide or even talking about the problems they're going through. I think she thought that no one would understand and it would only get worse.
I loved this book. The way Hannah maded tapes about her suicide to kind of tell her past experiences and the meaning of her suicide made it really creepy, but interesting.
This book is great. It made me think about all of the good things in my life and really rethink all of my actions towards other people. But i still loved it!
hey i havent read it and ive got some really good comments from my friends can u guys give me some?
Reading it will defiantly be worth your while in my opinion! This book I just couldn't put down for a long time, it makes you want to read. It's beautifully written, crazily relatable, and wonderfully wretched. I hope you enjoy it if you end up doing so! You feel every emotion for Hannah and Clay in this book, you feel as if you know them personally.
To me, this book symbolized many things. I've thought about suicide myself, and hearing hannah's tapes made me feel many emotions. it made me realize that you dont know how what you say and do can affect other people. highly recommended. [3
I mean as a human, I personally think you have to sympathize with Hannah some, but by the end, I was fed up with her and her additude, seriously killing yourself is a tad extreme, even if in her condition. I think the author wanted people who are suicidal to realize that, because taking your own life for others actions, well it shouldn't be done. At the core of reasons of Hannahs suicide was a lot of self pity. Who has any take on this?!
I do, I do! I agree with what you're saying. I definitely sympathized with Hannah; however, I felt as though teens go through so much more in high school than she did. Having a bad reputation is obviously going to cause the things that happened to her. I guess she just wasn't mentally a strong person and didn't have anyone to show they cared about her so she felt as though she had no one to turn too. That's what I got out of it. But I agree with what you're saying, suicide just it's something that should be done and it really was a lot of self pity. If she really wanted someone to stop her, she had Clay. I mean sometimes you have to open up to someone if you want someone there for you.
Is this book worth reading.
If you're interested in the topic. It's about a girl who commits suicide but before she does she makes tapes revealing the 13 reasons why she committed suicide.
Is this a good book? My friend read it and she said "it was really good" but i'd like to learn more about it.
It's about a girl who commits suicide but before she does, she creates 7 tapes which have 13 reasons why she's pushed to commit suicide. Each side of the tape consists of one person, one reason. She describes it as a snowball effect that eventually pushed her off the brink. I really liked the book and recommended it to few of my friends and so far all of them liked it as well.
I would like to read this because it seems interesting.
It is. I couldn't put it down once I started!
I started reading it, but I got really confused throughout the tapes. I still dont really understand why Hannah killed herself...
Each side of the tape is a reason why she killed herself. It's basically that she got involved with a boy that ruined her reputation at her new school and then she got put on a list of best a-- in the school and it's downhill from there or like she said, "a snowball effect." She felt as though everything was just building on her negatively and eventually she considered suicide and no one was there to stop her from thinking about it which eventually led her to kill herself.
This is a great book that is hard to put down... very unpredictable. Definitely worth reading!
This book really made me think about what I say to other people and how it makes them feel. The book felt very personal, almost as if the tapes had been sent to me. It made pay attention to how the people in my life acted and how certain things made them act. I definitely recommend this book, although it did make me cry.
Same here! I was always aware of what I said to others and their behaviors because I've watched enough stuff about it; however, to read it from a person's point of view who did it just emphasizes it even more. Even if we think that the person takes it as a joke we never truly know how that person handles it or if we're just adding on to a snowball effect. I completely agree with you!
I found that even after going through and finishing and understanding her thirteen reasons why she felt death was the only way, I still wanted more. Its strange to think that thirteen isnt enough. We seek to understand what cannot be understood and she seeks to explain what we can't comprehend in only thirteen tapes.
I see what you're saying because I felt the same way at first, but I just went back and put myself in her position and tried to understand. I guess some people don't see another option whereas, I would have never considered it. However I'm sure there are people who can relate and found that the 13 reasons were more than enough. (:
i friend of mine asked me to read the book cause she thought i would like it and i loved it i would read it again but i have to go out and but it lol
is this book as good as people say
it is absolutely amazing!
YES! It's not that depressing because you know from the start that the girl committed suicide. If anything, it made me angry because so many signs were missed and we know it's already too late. It has a sweet ending though. Very moving.
definitely as good as people say it is. Maybe even better!
I always wanted to read this book, but I never did. Is this a really good book?
I heard it was.
trust me, it'sas good as you heard.
It really is a good book and it's a pretty quick read! Once you get into you won't want to put it down!
I don't usually read YA, but this book was fantastic. I would recommend it to just about anyone! I read it and loved it! The audiobook is great too. ( I listened to that after reading it)
i absolutely love this book, but i didn't like the way the book ended. its so a powerful but the author ended it so weakly.
I want to read this book really bad
you should !
My teacher brought this book up in class the other day because we were talking about the recent suicide that someone committed and she said that she didn't like this book at all because all her reasons weren't a "good enough" reason to kill herself. But i completely disagree with her, this book is really good, because to the character those 13 reasons why she killed herself was enough for her.
By themselves, each reason wasn't good enough, but all together the poor girl just couldn't take it anymore. Toward the end it did seem like she was looking for an excuse to give up, but also she reached out to a few people (like that teacher, it made me so mad!!!!!!!) and they rebuffed her. It was heartbreaking to read and know that no matter what happened, it was already too late to help her.
I liked the thrill and reasons in this story!!
I've heard many people talking about this book...should I read it? I don't really like depressing reads, but my friends recommend it...
It's not that depressing because you know from the start that the girl committed suicide. If anything, it made me angry because so many signs were missed and we know it's already too late. It has a sweet ending though. Very moving.
definetly a good read
Great book! I had to stop reading it half way... but it was still pretty good! I hope to finish reading it soon.
I didn't like this book. I got really excited, because almost everyone I've talked to who's read it told me that it was great. I was disappointed. It was really pointless to me. And there was stuff going on that didn't even need to be included in the story. And I think the message would have been good if the author didn't make the reasons for her killing her self so boring and dull. The whole voice tapes thing was one of the things that I did like about the story, though. Interesting.
is this book worth reading or not?
It is obvious that most people missed the whole concept of the book and the point the author was trying to make. One simple event, action or comment from someone towards another can make a big impact when added up against one person and when that person feels that there is no one to turn too.
We should all be aware of our actions and the way we treat others, everyone's views and emotions are important, just because they may not make since to you or may not seem all that big to you they could mean the world to someone else. All our decisions have effects and consequences, most people make decisions and don't even think how they make effect another persons life.
I just started reading this book and I'm already getting into it. Often times it takes a little while to get into a book but this book caught my attention right away
Omg i love this book it so good like i use to not likeing reading and ever since i started reading this book all i want to do is read :)
This sounds like a very good book, I hope to get it for Christmas :)
wow. I really like this book its message was one some of us need to work on. Which is being careful about are actions toward people.
@ brooke s- i totally agree with you!! i feel the same way!! it was a great book!!
@ giovanna g- i totally agree with you too!
I have read quite a few books, some written very complex and others simple. I started reading and I thought the book was going to be a simple book and not meaningful at all. Once reading only a little further then finishing, I realized I almost pasted up an amazing book, with an extrordinary and overlooked message which is one everyone should learn. Making the choice to simply do the right thing can impact someone so great, and be most beneficial.
ya i agree with that . i havent finished it yet but I am so glad that I am reading this book.
I dont know how i would overcome listening to these tapes. I would think it could be one of the worst things to do in your life. Well for a person you knew at the time!
This book sounds sad, but I bet it has a lot of meaning in it!
I just finished this book, and it was really good. I was kind of disappointed in the ending though. I thought that it would have been more epic. It seems like they all just ignored the fact that she was gone and that was that, no recognition of her or anything. The meaning behind the story was very important though. People, including myself really need to pay attention to how they treat people, life is never so bad that you have to treat people horrible. The things we say and do will always have an impact on some one, but it is our choice to make it a positive or negative impact.
I agree with you about the ending but then I thought about it. That was kind of the main character's point. People didn't care about her and that she was able to die and not really be noticed even in death.
Yes, very true. It was just sad, and I was sort of hoping that the school would have done some sort of recognition of her at least. At the same time, it does make sense that it wasn't that big of a deal.
This book taught me to be more thoughtful about the things I say and do in life. I'm not a mean person but some people in this story that were named as "reasons" for the suicide aren't mean either. Everyone is fighting some sort of war and more often than not, no one knows about it.
I was in a young adult literature class in college and many of the students in the class started reading this book. We were all teachers to be and agreed that this is a great book for future teachers to read because it gives such a great insight into the teenage mind.
It was okay, I didn't think it was super great. I read it in about 24 hours haha. Needless to say it was interesting and it was a good story, it got straight to the point.
I read this book in 2 days! I love this book! I kept wanting to know what the next reason was. After reading this book, I now know to treat people better because we don't know what people go through in life. I also know what to do if one of my friends is about to commit suicide.
Maggie, I agree with you. My daughter (10th grade) read it and loved it so I read it.I asked her if she thought it really was how teenagers are and how they think she said she thought so. I try to read a mix of YA since I have two teens and like to get a feel for where they are. Intersting read. Fast read too.
i think that they should make a second book because all of the people that were on the tapes
This book spoke to me personally I have been through suicide and depression and yes these things really happen and this book has a great way of showing what people who are suicidal go through
This book looks really good. I want to read it so bad. Is it worth reading?
yes this book is worth reading... its very intense
Yes it's worth reading. After reading this book it made me be more careful with what I say to people because you don't know what people go through in life. It made me be a better person and stop being rude to people because nobody wants to be the reason for somebody's death.
What connection does Clay Jensen have with Hannah's suicide???
i agree that it does open eyes to how people react and are affected by things we do or say... even the little things that don't mean that much to us. it was a sad book though- the whole way through. what came out of it? what did the other people on the tapes learn from it?
how much their actions, however insignificant they may seem or how some people may just blow them off, can really affect someone.
how much their actions, however insignificant they may seem or how some people may just blow them off, can really affect someone.
dang. this sounds like a good book. i want to read it!
Where I am in this book, Clay has gotten to the third tape and is starting to get a little more curious. Clay starts going to all of the starred places, and Clay starts to wonder about everything. I would reccomend this book to anyone older than eleven because people older would understand what is happening a little bit easier. I would reccomend this book.
This book was really depressing but I liked it anyways it had a good story line and was really well written, but I wont ever read a book like this ever again it made me cry so hard in the end, but if you are looking for a tear jerker then this is your book.
the book makes my heart sad .. I'm not done reading it yet.. but the thought that all of it is too late and hannah already died, kills me .. I just wish she was still alive and everything would be ok again
how many pages are in this book
i am currently trying (and failing) to find a book that is better and more powerful than th1rteen R3asons why. i highly doubt that i will be able to.
I finished reading this book because I wanted to know what ultimately made this girl take her life. I wasn't too intrigued by it and it didn't make sense to me how someone who portrayed the part of such strong character would commit suicide over such trivial problems. I had a better understanding towards the very end, but I felt like it lacked depth and, by then, I didn't really sympathize with the character enough to feel sorry for her while she was pointing fingers and putting the blame on others. And even though certain events led to another, I don't think some of earlier explanations could be counted off as reasons for her demise. I simply don't buy it.
Teenagers and preteens go through a lot more during high school and far worse than this novel depicted.
it was a good book, im not sure how i feel about the ending thoughh.
Same. I actually hated the "epilogue" or "after" chapter, but I think the book overall was wonderful and really honest.
Loved this book shows one girls feelings toward a bunch of little things that people wouldn't think others would feel so strongly about.
loved this book!!!!!!
If a few people didn't do,those things to her, do you think she still would have made the decisions she made?
I don't think she was predestined to commit suicide. It was not her fate but the result of the circumstances that surrounded her. For example, the text describes her as being a happy, normal teenager before the series of events compound to lead to her suicide. I think this is the point the author is making. What we do does impact those around us.