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Thirteen Reasons Why
by Jay Asher

Published: 2007-10-18
Hardcover : 288 pages
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Recommended to book clubs by 9 of 9 members
THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES AND INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER **THE BOOK THAT STARTED IT ALL, NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES** “Eerie, beautiful, and devastating.” —Chicago Tribune “A stealthy hit with staying power. . . . thriller-like pacing.” —The New York Times “Thirteen Reasons ...
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THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES AND INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER **THE BOOK THAT STARTED IT ALL, NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES** “Eerie, beautiful, and devastating.” —Chicago Tribune “A stealthy hit with staying power. . . . thriller-like pacing.” —The New York Times “Thirteen Reasons Why will leave you with chills long after you have finished reading.” —Amber Gibson, NPR’s “All Things Considered” 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 from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker—his classmate and crush—who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah's voice tells him that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out why. Clay spends the night crisscrossing his town with Hannah as his guide. He becomes a firsthand witness to Hannah's pain, and as he follows Hannah’s recorded words throughout his town, what he discovers changes his life forever. Need to talk? Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) anytime if you are in the United States. It’s free and confidential. Find more resources at 13reasonswhy.info. Find out how you can help someone in crisis at bethe1to.com.

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Talk about the author's parental role depiction.
by akalota (see profile) 12/14/11

Should this book be in the school library?
Should teens read this book without the opportunity to disucss this topic with an adult, i.e. parent/teacher?
Do you think it promotes suicide in teenagers?
by vanasse (see profile) 09/09/11

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Book Club Recommendations

It is helpful to read the authors inforamtion regarding why he wrote the book and why he choose this fomat.
by vanasse (see profile) 09/09/11
Also might like to go on UTUBE and listen to the tapes.

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  "Insightful"by akalota (see profile) 12/14/11

2/7 members of the club experienced a family member's death by suicide and 1/7 lost a friend. This was the second book featured in our new club. The conversation was thoughtful, generating memories of... (read more)

 
  "Thirteen Reasons Why"by vanasse (see profile) 09/09/11

The writing format was an interesting way to tell the story of a teenage girls suicide. It created a lot of dicussion in book club members. It really called attention to impact of one persons action that... (read more)

 
  "13 Reasons Why"by Swee2thDi (see profile) 08/17/11

I was so drawn into this book...the way the book flowed back and forth with the things that lead up to a child contemplating taken their life..heartbreaking ... but worth the read.. teaches us and reminds... (read more)

 
  "Good for a discussion"by Kandee (see profile) 07/22/11

I thought this book was a book that they should use in high school to have insightful conversations. I am going to recommend this to my book club so we can discuss it. I thought it was really interesting... (read more)

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