When it was first published in 2007, Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher quickly picked up steam as being the “it” book to read. It has since won over a dozen awards, recently winning the Iowa High School Book Award for 2011-2012. It is also set to be released as a movie starring Selena Gomez in 2013.
Clay Jensen’s life changes when he discovers a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his front porch. Inside are 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.
Interested in talking about the book? Come to the Pizza and Pages Teen Book Discussion at the South Side Library on Tuesday, May 29 at 3:00 PM. We’ll eat pizza and discuss the book!