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“It’s a little creepy how this book came into my possession. Less than a week ago I was in Target buying groceries with my family; this normally takes forever so I went to go check out the books. I scand them and saw one I was interested in “The Forest of Hands and Teeth”. I went to read the back of the book and as I did this the book feel, or so I thought. I bent over and picked it up. Conveniently enough, it was already on its back so I began to read the summery.
It took me by surprises it wasn’t exactly what I expected it to be about. A mysterious shoe box filed with tapes by a dead girl left on some poor unexpecting boys’ door step, about how he played some role in her death.
“What happened to the forest” I thought. I flipped it over and sure enough it wasn’t the book I had originally wanted. It was the “13 Reasons Why”. I looked to find its place on the rack; it couldn’t have been far from the book I had intended to read. In a very eerie way I was unable to find its home along side the rest of the books. I firmly believe in signs, so I sat on the concrete floor of Target and started to read this creepy book with a creepy story line.
This book was good, I couldn’t put it down and I was sure that the rest of my family was done shopping by now. This book had picked me and I had to have it.
It was a quick read because I couldn’t put it down when I got home either; it had me by my soul. Each page was just as intriguing as the next and when it ended I knew I had to share it with others. And if you read this book you will find out that that statement to be creepy.
So here is what I’m going to do in honor of the book. I am not going to tell you what its about other than what is on the back and hope that you will read it, which is all I’m going to do with the friends and family I pass this book to. I think that is what Jay Asher hoped the reaction from “The 13 Reasons Why” would be.
Clay Jensen doesn’t want anything to do with the tapes Hannah Bake made. Hannah is dead and her secret should be buried with her.
Then Hanna’s voice tells Clay that his name is on her tapes – and that he is in some way responsible for her death.
All through the night, Clay keeps listening. He follows Hannah’s recorded voice through town…
… and what he discovers changes his life forever.
Kristin W wrote this review Monday, July 27, 2009.