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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Thirteen Reasons Why

By Jay Asher

Reviewed by Diana

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher is a fiction book about a girl who commits suicide. Before she does this, she releases a box of cassette tapes. In those tapes are the 13 reasons why she came to her decision. To many the truth will haunt them forever. This story is written perfectly in my eyes. It involves many topics teens interfere with today like rape, drugs, depression, alcohol, and suicide. I would assume some parents might not like their kids reading this due to the material. I would recommend this book to teenagers 15 and older. There really is no limit in age to read this book. It will pull in any reader. This book is for people who are into the mystery books. It involves a little secrecy as you connect all the facts and events in the story. You will not be able to put this book down. Once you begin to read it you will not be able to stop. You will always need more, from the first page all the way to the last word. The plot sounds catching. The storyline may seem a little dark, bleak, and cruel but the message it transmits is a very valuable one that many of us learn from through experience. It will show you how the way you treat others does affect them and you really don’t know when the last day for anything is.

Many teenagers think the whole suicide theme is a little played out in books now a days. This book is not only about suicide. It involves many other things that you may also relate to. It also is helpful to many high school students. It helps you to be alert around you with the people you interact with. This book will help you identify some teens that may be in trouble and the ones that doubt their existence here on Earth. It can teach you that no matter how great and wonderful someone may display their life on the outside, they may be crushed and falling apart on the inside.

Favorite Quote: “One…last…try.”

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