Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers 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..."
Since becoming a slightly hormonal teenager I have found myself getting very emotional at the littlest of things. I mean, who actually balls their eyes out at TV adverts? Oh yeah- that would be me! Anyway, I guess I was worried that this book would implant too much of a depressing spin on my life. For a while I prolonged reading but then I realised how selfish I was being. This book had an important message that I needed to read. So when I got asked what I wanted for by birthday I simply replied 'Thirteen Reasons Why...'
You can't stop the future. You can't rewind the past. The only way to learn the secret... Is to press play''
The horrific story of Hannah Baker will stay with me, (even though the book is fiction) forever. Every inch of this unravelling story has made me want to be a better, nicer person who has time for everyone because let's face it we don't know what's going on in that boy or girls life. And so what if they get offended with your concern: at least you tried. If we just assume that people are fine they could feel like no one cares, which tragically could be the difference between life and death...
Thank you for reading. If you have read this book please leave a comment sharing your opinion on the novel. Also, if you haven't read this I demand that you go and buy it and begin. I can't thoroughly explain how worthwhile this read is! If you would like more book reviews simply leave a comment and I will write more.
Lots of love from Sophie Jane xox