Saturday, April 18, 2009

Thirteen Reasons Why

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Thirteen Reasons Why 

By Jay Asher

This is quite honestly the most compelling book I have read in a while.  I think this is an important book for any person to read, although parts of it are graphic and it is about a girl who committed suicide so it is a very serious topic.  I would recommend this for students who are at least in high school and it would probably be a good book to be able to discuss with an adult.  This story is about a girl who commits suicide.  She recorded tapes before she died to explain why she killed herself.  The main character is one of the people on the tapes and you get to hear what she says on the tapes and his perspective/commentary on what she explains.  It is a remarkable book that really makes you think about how we treat people every day.  It's so important to be a good person and to treat other people kindly.  You never know how even one small unfriendly thing can add to how a person feels.  Amazing book.

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