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“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.

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Paperback, 336 pages
Published on March 7, 2017 by Razorbill
ISBN-10: 0451478290
ISBN-13: 9780451478290
12 Book Reviews
  • wiccanbat666
    wiccanbat666almost 4 years11 star
    I HATE this book and show like I’ve never hated anything. I’m worried about everyone I know who has seen it. I’m worried about every teenager who has heard about it. And I’m worried about the precedent this sets for irresponsibly using suicide as a plot point, without care for who it hurts.
    • archipelago
      archipelagoover 2 years55 stars
      This book does not irresponsibly use suicide as a plot point
    • pink5375
      pink5375about 4 years55 stars
      it did a good job explaining suicide
      • anomynousabout 4 years
        i thought it was a bit dull the reasons why she killed herself did not really make me feel bad for hanah not the best book tv show is better
        • ryleeshade
          ryleeshadeover 4 years33 stars
          It's a good series and I like how it tries to talk about suicide. But it does a poor job at it.
          • 21 savageabout 5 years
            good book
            • Allyabout 5 years
              This a great book for seventh or 9th graders not below.
              • turtlenicole
                turtlenicoleabout 5 years44 stars
                Hannah Baker was a high school student who committed suicide from bullying. Before her death, she sent out tapes containing thirteen reasons why she killed herself. Her lover Clay Jensen listens to the tapes and becomes shocked by what Hannah went through. She went through the loss of friends, rape, and the school spreading rumors about her. Clay feels extremely guilty for her death because he was afraid to tell her that he loved her. The other students who Hannah pointed out on the tapes did not care enough to admit that they bullied Hannah. Towards the end of the novel, Clay is determined for this not to happen again so he helps out his friend Skye because he believes she is going through hard times, too. Some say this novel glorifies suicide, but I believe it truly portrays what the effects of suicide can be on others and to be kind to one another.
                • JCabout 5 years
                  I loved the subject but the writing style was just awful.
                  • cinder_song
                    cinder_songabout 5 years
                    No offence to anyone, but this was a terrible book. They glorify suicide by making drama about it and try to make it seem like it's convincing people to 'be nice to one another'. Puh-lease, you should be nice to people without having a book or show to tell you in the first place!
                    • archipelago
                      archipelagoover 2 years55 stars
                      This book does not glorify suicide it does a very good job of portraying how suicide effects people.
                    • vmka_fun_4life
                      vmka_fun_4lifeabout 5 years55 stars
                      Oh my goodness this is such a good book