Monday, July 4, 2011

Review: Thirteen Reasons Why

Thirteen Reasons WhyThirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

There are lots of good books in the world, heck, there are a lot of great books in the world. But there aren't that many that have people saying it changed their lives. I loved Thirteen Reasons Why. It was beautifully written, and I loved how the author switched back and forth between Hannah's tapes and the person listening to them. It was heartbreaking, and intriguing, and even humorous at times. After I finished the book, I went to the author's website, Jay Asher and he had posted a picture of a tattoo that one of his readers had gotten on their ankle. It was of the stop, rewind, and play symbols used in the book to help that person remember that the only way they could go with their life was forward. This really stuck with me, I had never heard of a book with fans like that before. On top of the story being so well put together and written, I also think that the cover is gorgeous. The simplicity of it really works even though the book in and of itself is anything but.

Overall, this book was extremely well written and powerful, and I would definitely recommend it. Yes, at times it was a hard read, but I thought it was worth it. I can probably count with the fingers of one hand how many books I've read that have made me cry, and this was one of those books. Please, get your hands on this book by any means possible, and I hope you'll love it as much as I did.

All right, so right now on my poll 'yes' to putting book trailers in reviews is ahead right now (if you haven't voted yet, I'd love it if you did) I couldn't find an 'official' one by the publisher, put this is still really good and looks like it could be professional!


  1. I loved this book too, I thought it was really powerful. Great review!

  2. I not only loved the book, I loved Asher's response to the WSJ articles.

  3. I definitely need to read this book. I can't believe I haven't. I really enjoy reading powerful reads even if they are difficult. They're the ones that stick with me.


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