Th1rteen R3asons Why

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Th1rteen R3asons Why

By Jay Asher

Razorbill, Paperback, 9781595141880, 288pp.

Publication Date: June 14, 2011


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.

About the Author
Jay Asher's debut YA novel, Thirteen Reasons Why, has appeared regularly on theNew York Timesbestsellers list for the past nine years. It has sold over 2.5 million copies in the United States alone and is currently in production to be a thirteen-part series on Netflix. His second YA novel, The Future of Us, was coauthored with Printz Honor winner Carolyn Mackler. He is also the author of the forthcomingWhat Light. His novels have been translated into thirty-five languages. Visit his blog at and follow him on Twitter @jayasherguy."

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