Sunday, December 28, 2008

Thirteen Reasons Why

I just finished a great new book I thought I would share. Jay Asher's Th1rteen R3asons Why is an interesting look on suicide through the perspective of two narrative voices. The deceased, Hannah Baker, creates a series of tapes before she commits suicide, and sends them to 13 different people in her life who she wanted to speak with following her death. The other narrator, who was the only positive person in Hannah's life struggles as he listens to her speak from beyond the grave, as we listen to his thoughts, while he listens to hers. The book tackles everything from gossip, to love, to rape from a range of perspectives that I think any teen or young adult could learn from.

Place a hold on it here using your library card.

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