Thursday, November 12, 2009

Th1rteen R3asons Why

Imagine losing a friend to suicide...wouldn't you wonder why? Now imagine that friend records the events that led to their decision to take their own life and sends it to out to everyone who played a part...would you REALLY want to know why? Th1rteen R3asons Why is about exactly that.

'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 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 first-hand witness to Hannah's pain, and learns the truth about himself-a truth he never wanted to face.'

An engrossing'll really make you think about how sometimes small and seemingly meaningless things can add up. Maybe you'll see someone you know in Hannah. A teenage friend recommended the book -- Thanks! It was time well spent.