Thirteen reasons why novel summary

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Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

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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Thirteen Reasons Why Summary & Study Guide

Thirteen Reasons Why is a young adult novel written in by Jay Asher. It is the story of a young high school student as she descends into despair brought on by betrayal and bullying , culminating with her suicide. She details the thirteen reasons why she was driven to end her life in an audio diary which is mailed to a friend two weeks after her death. Thirteen Reasons Why has received recognition and awards from several young adult literary associations, and the paperback edition reached 1 on the New York Times Best Seller list in July A screenplay was written, based on the original release of the book, that became the basis of the dramatic television series 13 Reasons Why released through Netflix on March 31,

by Jay Asher

Featuring cover art from the Netflix original series executive produced by Selena Gomez, with exclusive interviews and photos inside! - Bullying by students and the stigma of suicide are themes in the novel Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher.

Thirteen Reasons Why follows the story of Clay Jensen , as he returns home from school to find a mysterious package on his bed. When he opens it, he finds seven cassette tapes. Her instructions are clear: each person who receives a package is one of the reasons why she killed herself, and after each person has completed listening to the tapes, they must pass the package on to the next person. If anyone decides to break the chain, a separate set of tapes will be released to the public. She addresses the first time they kissed after meeting in a playground in their town, and explains that it was nice and completely innocent. However, she also explains that Justin later bragged to his friends that more had happened in the park, and Hannah was called a slut for the rest of high school.

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