Forget Me Not # 5: 13 Reasons Why

Forget Me Not:  A category post about books published more than 5 years ago, where I feel should be read and not forgotten.  With the current trend of YA and the amounts of books being published endlessly, I feel that these books still deserve a reading.  Forget them not.

13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Publish Date:  October 2007

Synopsis:  Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers thirteen cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker, his classmate and crush who committed suicide two weeks earlier.  On tape, Hannah explains that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he’ll find out how he made the list.

My Two Cents:  When people come in [my work] asking to read a book about suicide or bullying I always think of this one.  There is also the upcoming movie that supposedly stars Selena Gomez, which I am not a fan of her being cast for Hannah, but hey maybe she’ll do really well, to consider as well.  Read it before it’s a movie!  On the note of the book, it’s simply written and pulls readers in.  There are no twists or turns just the explanations of why Hannah did what she did and the connections between the characters , which are all relevant and key to the story and to what it means to be a decent nice person.

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