Wednesday, March 9, 2011
13 Reasons Why - Jay Asher
Good reads summary: Jay Asher's brilliant first novel is a moving, highly original story that focuses on a set of audiotapes made by a girl before she committed suicide, and which explain to 13 people the reasons why she decided to end her life. Told in a highly effective duel narrative -- alternating between the girl s voice and the thoughts of a boy who is listening -- this honest, poignant story reveals how other people's actions shape, and by extension can ruin, an individual's faith in people. Intensely powerful and painfully real, Thirteen Reasons Why reveals how brutal high school can be, the consequences of spreading rumors, and the lasting effects of suicide on those left behind
My Review: I loved this book the only problem was it brought up 1000 problems in my life that i thought i had over come.
Jay's expressive writing had me captured to the end.
It show's how the little things you do, that might not mean much to you and your friends, mean a great deal to some body else.
It shows how things can look peachy keen on the outside but be crumbling on the inside.
I think this book should be studied in schools, it might have an impact on suicide awareness, and bullying because 9 out of 10 bullies in high school regret it when they grow up, if more books like this where introduced in our english classes or even our Personal health, maybe we wouldnt have the problem with bullying that we do in our schools. classes then maybe stores like Hannah's wouldn't be so hard hitting and less common.
While this book was trumatizing for me personally i do recomend it to anybody who has struggled with sucidal thoughts in the past.
Think hard before reading this book, its not for everyone/the faint hearted.