Nourishing our minds with courage and planning wisely the future was the goal of last week. Getting to know how some people deal with difficult experiences that resemble our daily lives is how we are going to have fun next week.
This Friday we will turn our attention on reading the #1 New York Times bestseller novel and modern classic that has been changing lives for decades. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher is a suicide book which has been rated from the readers for more than 715,000 times.
“When you mess with one part of a person’s life, you’re messing with their entire life. Everything . . . affects everything.” - Jay Asher
Thirteen Reasons Why, is a well-written book, with a multi-discussed plot, mainly for the reasons why Hannah Baker kills herself. Some horrible things that happened in high school made Hannah go off and commit suicide, kinds of situations that happen to everyone.
Few words about the book
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 why 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 firsthand witness to Hannah’s pain, and as he follows Hannah’s recorded words throughout his town, what he discovers changes his life forever.