Sunday, February 10, 2013
Thirteen Reasons Why
I finished this book in less than 24 hours. All 288 pages. It was that good.
Now, if you're looking for something light to read, I don't recommend this book. It's a tear-jerker for sure, but it has a very powerful message.
You're inside of Clay's head as he listens his way through thirteen tapes that a girl he barely knew sent out. This girl committed suicide just after sending them, and on the tapes are the thirteen reasons (all involving specific people) that led her to commit suicide. As I said, extremely sad. But the story is amazingly powerful. I believe that this book should be a mandatory read for every high school in the nation. I know that, when my kids are old enough, I'll have them read it for sure.