Thirteen Reasons Why (10th Anniversary Edition)

Thirteen Reasons Why (10th Anniversary Edition)

by Jay Asher

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The #1 New York Times bestseller and modern classic that's been changing lives for a decade gets a gorgeous revamped cover and never-before-seen additional content, including:

·         An introduction from its award-winning author, Jay Asher;
·         The until-now-secret alternate ending for Hannah and Clay that almost was;
·         Early notes and ideas of how the story came to be;
·         Deleted scenes;
·         And more!

You can't stop the future. 
You can't rewind the past.
The only way to learn the secret . . . is to press play.

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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781595147882
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 12/27/2016
Edition description: 10th Anniversary Edition
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 180,153
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 4.30(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

JAY ASHER's debut novel, Thirteen Reasons Why, a #1 New York Times and international bestseller, has sold over 3 million copies in the United States alone and is now a thirteen-part series on Netflix. The Future of Us, his second novel, was co-authored with Printz Honor winner Carolyn Mackler. He is also the author of the New York Times bestselling What Light. Piper, out in Fall 2017 and co-authored with Jessica Freeburg and illustrated by Jeff Stokely, will mark Asher’s graphic novel debut. His novels have been translated into thirty-seven languages. He lives with his family in California. Follow him on Twitter @jayasherguy.

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Thirteen Reasons Why 10th Anniversary Edition) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't know how it has taken me ten years to discover this book! It's such a heartbreaking story that really makes you evaluate how everything you do, big or small, affects someone.
JimRGill2012 More than 1 year ago
Hannah Baker, a teenage girl who commits suicide, leaves behind a series of recorded narratives that explain how a series of microaggressions (and more than a few macroaggressions) committed by her peers led to her decision to end her life. Clay, a friend of hers who harbored a secret crush, listens to the heartbreaking tales and struggles to make sense of what he learns as he intertwines his own narrative with Hannah’s. This is by no means your typical YA fare. Jay Asher approaches his story with an appropriate blend of candor and empathy. While it’s nearly impossible to depict anyone who takes her own life as anything but a victim, Asher manages to characterize Hannah as strong and assertive—until the moment when she simply cannot overcome the collective social oppression of peers who either actively ostracize and stigmatize her or who simply do nothing to counter Hannah’s social denigration and exclusion. Their silence and inaction implies more than consent—it implies culpability. Despite the “controversy” that the recent Netflix adaptation has created, this novel is an appropriate and urgent read for almost any young adult—for those who have considered or are considering suicide (and research suggests that a majority of adolescents do), Hannah’s story offers a realistic portrayal of the finality of suicide—a permanent solution to a temporary problem. For those teens who might not grasp the consequences of their cruelty or their indifference, it holds up an unflinchingly honest mirror to their heartlessness.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very haertfelt loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Heavy but very important subject matter. Well written
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read this book. It is beautiful, heartbreaking, and most of all...real.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A story to make you think before you speak.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing I didn’t expect the book to make me so emotional it felt so real. I thought it would just be a nice sad reading book but i got really into it and it felt really real. It was extremely good, i felt many emotions while reading it. It made me sad and it made me mad. After reading it i started re-thinking a lot of things. The book was mainly about this boy named Clay Jensen listening to 13 tapes left by this girl named Hannah Baker. The tapes are sent to all the people who Hannah said made her commit suicide. I really liked the book. It was very realistic and i felt like i was in the book. I could feel the pain she was going through. Also seeing how she went a little bit more insane each page was incredible. If you are the type of reader that likes sad books or types of books that make you think, you would really like this and i would recommend reading it. I love thirteen reasons why and i love the author Jay Asher.
TulaneGirl More than 1 year ago
This book sucked. Seriously. Hannah was a very unsympathetic character. Out of the 13 reasons why, I thought 9 of them were incredibly unfair. She projected so many unfair assumptions onto the kids (and teachers) around her. If we had a book from the perspective of the other kids, you might get another perspective altogether - one in which Hannah doesn't come across so well. And aside from the actual content of the book, the style was awful too. It kept jumping between Hannah and Clay and sometimes from sentence and sentence - which might not have been too awful if I had actually liked the book. No, I will not be watching the Netflix show.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good book. Netflix series does not do it justice.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"13 Reasons Why" is deep and gives you a new perspective in life. This book is proof that the saying "treat people how you want to be treated" can be taken for granted.
jwatrous More than 1 year ago
I just read one of the more controversial books out there that has inspired an equally controversial tv series 13 REASONS WHY. Jay Asher's 2007 novel deals with a teenage girl named Hannah who commits suicide. Before she commits suicide she sends out audio tapes to various classmates, including Clay (who has feelings for her) telling why she is doing this. The novel is told from the point of view of Clay as he listens to the tape. Some people argue this novel glorifies suicide. I don't think it does. I think if anything it will make people more aware of the problem of suicide, specifically teenage suicide. It also shows how people can hurt others and cause much pain in their lives. While I don't advocate suicide nor do I think what Hannah does in the novel is good I think many teenagers and adults can learn much from this novel. It's also a really good read. I was hooked from the beginning.
Charlottekrieger More than 1 year ago
13 Reasons Why is one of the most incredible books I have ever read. It has everything you could possibly want in a book. It has romance, action, comedy, and most importantly, a great message. While being wildly entertaining, 13 Reasons Why is incredibly helpful for society today. 13 Reasons Why is about a teenage girl that kills herself, and leaves 13 tapes listing all the reasons why she killed herself. This book brings very important things to the attention of the reader. It causes us to realize how bad bullying is, and how the smallest thing can have such a big impact. Any person that reads this book will learn that you have to always be kind, and that you never know what’s going on in someone’s head. These are all extremely important things to know, and this book is what helped us to realize it. As 13 Reasons Why is teaching us all these lessons, we are also getting a great, entertaining story. The book includes all the necessities for an interesting plot. If you don't find the hidden messages behind the writing, you will at least be getting an incredible story. I can’t express enough how great this book is. If you haven't read 13 Reasons Why yet, then I would get on it right away.
alyssayuri More than 1 year ago
Definitely the reason why I decided to reread this was because of the show. and now that I finished reading this, I am excited to dive in to the show! Actually, bought this book in 2015 and I just decided to reread it now. and I do not regret diving into the mind of Clay and Hannah. reading this again made me realize so many things that I missed when I read this a few years ago. One thing that really stood out was the main character is a girl. it made me realize how girls and women can be so sexualized even without doing anything. from the very first reason, it showed how Hannah was sexualized... it just never occured to me... with all the women empowerment, and fighting for equality going on, this book was already doing that ten years ago! anyway, the book is, of course, amazing. the reasons, the characters, how it was written, how it was paced, how amazing that there are two narrators at the same time. I also love the fact that this book can be timeless. with cassette tapes being used by the character, it can definitely stay current. the book is ten years old, but they still made a show about it ten years after. therefore, it is timeless. I actually got an edition of the book with an interview with Jay Asher, and the reason he wanted to use cassette tapes was because he wanted to make stay relevant in whatever time it is. And I thought that was pretty cool. i truly applaud the ingenuity of this book and how it spoke so much.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great, intense and relatable story!
Sandy5 More than 1 year ago
This is a reread for me. I have read the original novel many years ago, and I still remember the emotions that ran through me as I followed Clay as he listened to the tapes that changed his life forever. This is a heavy topic and I loved the way that Jay Asher handled it, it’s not easy to talk about suicide and when I tell other individuals that I enjoyed this novel, I get some strange remarks and facial expressions. It’s the emotions that the characters felt inside the novel, the honesty that Hannah reveals on the tapes that she recorded and the individuals who have touched her life that moved me. These individuals finally realized they played a bigger role than they thought and that realization and the fact that everyone affects everyone and that everything affects everything, it’s these things that sometimes people don’t even think about. I don’t normally get excited when I see an anniversary of a novel coming out but when I saw that this novel has additional features included, I knew that I had to read it. To read the deleted scenes, the original ending and read what the author Jay Asher had to say about his novel was why I read this anniversary issue. The intro was written by Jay Asher and he talks about the ten years since he wrote the novel. This novel has touched many individuals, it has reached out and made suicide an issue, not a closed-door topic. Jay has made numerous appearances talking about his novel which has promoted it but more importantly, it has opened up the communication between peers and others. I loved what Jay said about the work of fiction novels. Using the work of fiction, some individuals can talk more honesty about themselves. As we look at a character’s reactions to their environment and what is happening to them in it and we express our own opinion of it, we are actually showing others a portion of ourselves. By discussing fiction, we are exposing ourselves to others. It is this emotional feeling, this tie that I feel also works with other books and not just fiction. Jay also mentions in his intro that he never thought this novel would such a success. He knows that he is fortunate to have such a great following of readers who have affected him greatly, inspired him and have directed him. The original Thirteen Reasons Why is printed next in this novel and I read it. Thirteen tapes, all created by Hannah when she had decided that life had become too much for her. There are some individuals who Hannah feels had a part in her suicide and she has decided to name them on these tapes. These individuals will each have a chance to listen to the tapes, a chance to hear why Hannah thought you failed her. It is now Clay’s turn to hear the tapes. Clay, he feels he doesn’t deserve to hear them. As he inserts each tape, the sound of Hannah’s voice playing from the speaker, Clay nerves ball up. Why me? What did I do? The deleted scenes and original ending are at the end of the novel and as I read them, I was glad Jay choose what he did ten years ago. The original novel had a great impact on readers, it brought about change and made people think.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sounds like the typical life of a high school student. It also over glorifies suicide...