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 comes home from school to find outside his front door a mysterious box with his name on it. Inside he discovers a series of cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker – his classmate and crush. Only, she committed suicide two weeks earlier. On the first tape, Hannah explains that there are 13 reasons why she did what she did – and Clay is one of them. If he listens, Clay will find out how he got onto the list – what he hears will change his life forever.
I decided to finally read this book since it was becoming a Netflix series. I’d heard a lot of mixed reviews over the years mostly good but some negative. What I did know going in was that some bits were going to be difficult for me to read.
Hannah committed Suicide and before she died she made 13 tapes about the reasons why she killed herself. The tapes are passed along to each person who has a tape. The story is told from Clay Jensons side as he listens to each tape.
I have to admit that while reading this book I had a mixture of emotions from ranging from sadness to anger. I was upset at all the things that Hannah had to go through and the fact she had to go through them alone!
As weird as it may sound I did enjoy reading this book and would recommend it even if you’ve only watched the series!
Published By: Penguin books