Sunday, 16 February 2014

13 Reasons Why // Book Review

I should write 13 reasons why you should read this book, but you’ll have to settle for a paragraph. 
What is it about? Here is the blurb bit “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.”
 Yes it is sad, yes it is dark but it really makes you think, I honestly did a whole lot of thinking whilst reading this book as well as reflecting. It is one of those books you can actually relate to with some parts (it doesn’t mean you want to commit suicide just because you relate to parts of a book about suicide). If you don’t like things that involve depression, cutting, partying or anything sexual I would recommend not reading this, but, In saying that, these things are what is happening in our world today and it is honestly quite common, so looking into it and learning more about it and what others go through, isn’t a bad thing. The characters are normal people, at a normal high school, with normal troubles and it makes you realize that this could be what someone is going through. 

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