Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher is not only an interesting take on a common and upsetting topic, but it is a different type of story altogether. I have never read a book addressing the topic of suicide, and although I didn’t really enjoy this book, I was curious as to what it had to say. To put it simply, this book is about a boy named Clay who had a crush on a girl who committed suicide. Then, one day after her death, he receives a box of cassette tapes, which tell the story leading up to her depression and eventual suicide. To be totally honest, this book isn’t captivating or magnificent. It’s just another book. Except for the fact that no one will address suicide in such a bold way. This book makes you love so many different characters and it is a fairly detailed image of what it is like to be pushed over the edge. Although this book is nothing special by writing standards, it is unique and appreciable.