Tuesday, September 6, 2011

{Audio}Book Review: Thirteen Reasons Why

Publisher: Razorbill
Release Date:  October 18, 2007
Pages: 288 (6hr 25mins)
Source: bought

Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers thirteen 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.
Through Hannah and Clay's dual narratives, debut author Jay Asher weaves an intricate and heartrending story of confusion and desperation that will deeply affect teen readers.

Summary Taken from Goodreads

Yani's Review:

Thirteen Reasons Why is an emotional story like no other book I have ever read heard. I first read it before I was a blogger and recently acquired an audiobook book version of it. The book on it's own merits is great, but listening to the emotion behind the words elevated it to one of my favorite books ever and definitely my favorite audiobook.

It has a powerful message as well, about how something so small and insignificant to you can impact others lives in ways you could never understand or imagine. Sometimes these book can come off sounding preachy, but not once did I get that vibe from this book. The emotions were genuine.

This book is about many things: growing up, being mature, thinking of others, missed opportunities and so much more. I HIGHLY recommend and once you start you are going to want to stay reading, or in my case sitting in your car listening, until you are done.
My Review in a Tweet: 
I don't need to tell you 13 Reasons Why I love this book, but I could. One of my favorite books ever!!


Plot Development: 10/10
Writing Style: 10/10
Characters: 10/10 
Pace: 10/10
Uniqueness: 9/10
Narration: 10/10

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Sophia Lee said...

Wow. I think this would be a very interesting experience, listening to this particular novel on audio, because of the whole premise. I read the hard copy, and I loved it just as much! :)

lisa said...

i was also totally impressed that this never came off preachy. glad you loved it! :)

thelibrarianreads said...

Such a good book! I tell my students all the time to listen to it too because of how powerful it is. 

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