Review: THIRTEEN REASONS WHY BY JAY ASHER

Title- Thirteen Reasons Why

Author-Jay Asher

Publishers-Penguin UK

Pages- 288 pages

Genre- Young adult,suicide,mental health, contemporary

Source- Purchased(paperback)

Links-Amazon,Book depository,Goodreads

SYNOPSIS

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 returns home to find a strange package with his name on it. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker – his classmate and first love – who committed suicide two weeks earlier.

Hannah’s voice explains there are thirteen reasons why she killed herself. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he’ll find out why.

All through the night, Clay keeps listening – and what he discovers changes his life… forever.

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REVIEW

I had high expectation from this book because the plot of the book was so good. But i was quite dissapointed when i finished this book. alright i know probably she was going through a difficult phrase in her life but that didnt mean she had to take her life.

The reasons of which she commited suicide was not strong….she could have distance herself from the people who were destroying her mental peace but SHE DIDNT DO THAT. She mixed more with them and got into more troubles.

And more the character formation was not quite good and it didnt enhace with the story developing. I wish the story and the ending to be more compact and strong but as the book progressed the weaker the plot and the story got.

Moreover there were so many character in the story that i couldnt figure out in my mind since they were developing so poorly!

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OVERALL

PLOT- the start  was good but started to get weak when the story progressed…3/5

CHARACTERS- 3/5

WRITING- 3/5

COVER-3/5

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3/5 stars

♥♥

shreya.

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3 thoughts on “Review: THIRTEEN REASONS WHY BY JAY ASHER

  1. okay before I begin, I just wanna say one thing to you- I’VE GOT NOTHING AGAINST YOU AND I’M NOT DOING THIS JUST TO ANTAGONIZE YOU OR WHATEVER.
    Just so we’re clear.
    Maybe the reasons which felt weak for you were too much for her? People our age are committing suicide because they are not able to score well on their exams or are not able to live to up to their parents’ expectations. And here, Hannah saw her ‘friend’ getting raped and a person die because of her negligence in reporting the broken stop sign to the authorities. Not to mention she was labelled as a slut in her school with her privacy being invaded over and over again. Her academic performance was falling as well.
    She wanted someone to save her but couldn’t let anyone in because of the betrayals in the past. She wanted someone to hold her but couldn’t trust anyone.
    So can you really blame her for wanting to give up? We all need a reason to live, right? We all are fighting our way towards the elusive ‘happiness’ in our future. But we all have our breaking points.
    Some like phuchkas extra jhaal, while some can’t stand spicy phuchkas at all. Some are weaker than others. And from what I can see she held out for as long as she could before her self-esteem hit a rock bottom and she destroys herself.
    She even tried one last time in confiding someone when she was just told to forget all about it. How can you forget someone getting killed because of you? How can you forget someone sexually assaulting you? How can you forget someone getting raped?
    I’m not saying that what she did was the right thing but seeing her circumstances, can you really blame her for wanting to give up?

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    1. If you had said this to me before i watched the series and just have read the book then i wouldnt have agreed with you…
      But now that i have seen the series plus read the book i completely agreed with you.
      I think Hannah had gone through alot and finally when she approached to talk to someone she couldnt.
      But the only thing is the book seemed quite bland and the pain and suffering werent so just vivid but the series was another thing. And i think i finally found myself connected to the characters in the series than in the book.

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