Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

As I have mentioned in a previous post, I absolutely love reading in summer. Grabbing a book and sitting outside in the sun is my idea of perfect relaxation. I took a few books away with me on holiday a couple weeks ago, but Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher was one of my favourites. I can't remember exactly where the recommendation for this book came from although I think it may have been another blogger or youtuber, possible Carrie Fletcher. Despite not having heard of Jay Asher before, after reading why the book was about, I knew I wanted to read it.
The Sypnosis is below:

Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker - his classmate and crush - who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah's voice tells him that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out why. Clay spends the night crisscrossing his town with Hannah as his guide. He becomes a firsthand witness to Hannah's pain, and learns the truth about himself-a truth he never wanted to face.

Pretty gripping right? Once I had knew the basis of the story I bought the book straight away, waiting till holiday to finally delve in. The book is just short of 300 pages so it took me just over a day to read. I wouldn't say I was obsessed with this book like I have been with others in the past, but I did enjoy reading it, cosidering it was something a little more unusual for me. The language wasn't challenging and the way it was written really allowed me to empathise with both Clay and Hannah.
If you are looking for a book that is going to make you think, I would recommend this for sure. It encourages you to look at the bigger picture reaslising how your actions no matter how small affect the bigger picture, and most impotantly other people. It has most defintely changed my outlook and thoughts.

What book would you recommend for me to read next?



  1. Ooo, sounds good, may have to get myself a copy!

  2. I read this a few years ago and absolutely loved it! Devoured that book in like a day or two, aha xD
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  3. I've read this before and absolutely loved it. It's written beautifully.

    sammy xx

  4. This sounds interesting, I love reading and haven't read in so long! I'll look out for this xx

  5. I love this book! Did you know it's going to be a movie with Selena Gomez!! Not sure when it's coming out though...and if you're looking for books to read, I'd recommend any on this list:

  6. Oh I read this quite a few years ago but it's one that has always stuck with me! I really loved it.

  7. I keep meaning to read this and I haven't gotten round to it yet, I'll have to give it a go. I recently read the girl with all the gifts, and it was absolutely brilliant and really moving, definitely worth a go.

    S xo.

  8. I love this book! I've not long finished reading it too! Really entertaining :) Looking forward to the movie adaption now, with Selena Gomez and Natt Wolf rumoured- hope it does the book justice!

    Ellie from

  9. I've heard great things about this book and have thought about getting it many times. I'll probably pick it up one day, I've got a pretty big to read list already!

    Emma x
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  10. I read this when I was in high school. As you said, it changed me outlook on life and I became more conscious of myself and my actions towards others. I'd like to think that I've become more considerate but I'll let others be the judge of that.


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