Have you read this one yet my bookish friends? I just finished it today and have to say that I found it different and intriquing. Jay Asher certainly had a powerful message to pass along and did so well in his writing.
It was a touching and sad story and I think represents the suicidal teen in a real way. A way that I think people don't see. A way that people think that a teens problems aren't so big. A way that shows it from their eyes and might make you take a closer look.
So, I want to know what you thought if you've read this one. I'd love to see some opinions.
About The Book:
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.
**Review copy: Library copy