Donnerstag, 18. August 2011

Thirteen Reasons Why - Jay Asher

Title: Thirteen Reasons Why
Author: Jay Asher
Rating: 3/5

Clay's crush Hannah committed suicide and if that's not bad enough, one day Clay finds a box on his porch that has thirteen audio tapes inside. He discovers that Hannah recorded these tapes and explained her thirteen reasons of why she decided to commit suicide and Clay is part of these thirteen reasons. Soon, he'll find out the whole truth about Hannah's mysterious suicide.

I don't know why everyone seems so obsessed with this book. I liked it too, but I wouldn't go as far and give it five stars. No. Perhaps because I don't think that suicide is a resulution for anything. My opinion.

Clay never told Hannah how much she meant to him, but there was this one action that ruined everything. At least that's what he thinks. Now he'll never have another chance to prove Hannah, that he could have been the one for her. It's sad. And Hannah, well, I don't know if recording audio tapes is the right way. To me, it seemed as if she wanted everyone to feel even more guilty about her suicide. Actually, it just proves that she wasn't as strong as she thought she was, 'cause otherwise she would have tried to deal with her problems, but well, I guess Jay Asher wanted to show the teenage way about thinking about certain things concerning life.

I liked that in the end, Clay saw how wrong he was by not doing anything about his crush on Hannah. You should always be honest and take your chances before they are gone. I think that is what Jay Asher tries to tell us here too. As bad as the past and the past happenings seem, there is always a light, even if it's just a spark. That special spark is waiting for you to make it become a shining fire. So, over all, three stars, though I'd say it deserves half a point extra :)