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THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES AND INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

**THE BOOK THAT STARTED IT ALL, NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES**

“Eerie, beautiful, and devastating.” — Chicago Tribune

“A stealthy hit with staying power. . . . thriller-like pacing.” — The New York Times

Thirteen Reasons Why will leave you with chills long after you have finished reading.” —Amber Gibson, NPR’s “All Things Considered”

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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Hardcover, 288 pages
Published on October 18, 2007 by Razorbill
ISBN-10: 1595141715
ISBN-13: 9781595141712
41 Book Reviews
  • crazygoose1324
    crazygoose13248 months44 stars
    This book had me on edge the whole time I was reading it. I absolutely loved it. This book definitely is young adult and do not recommend it to anyone under age 13. This novel was so sad and depressing but mysterious and edgy. please do not read this book or watch the series until your at least 12 and have asked your parents.
    • howls
      howlsover 2 years55 stars
      Clay Jensens first love records her last words Clay Jensens returns home from school to find a strange package with he's 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 the are thirteen reasons she decided to end her lie. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out way. Clay spends the night crisscrossing his town with Hannah as his guide. He becomes a first hand witness to Hannah's pain and learns the truth about himself a truth he never wanted 5/5stars
      • slytherinfan
        slytherinfanabout 4 years
        I reeeeeeeeeeeeally want to read this book.
        • popman123
          popman123over 4 years55 stars
          Best book i have ever read you all should read it.
          • love2
            love2over 5 years55 stars
            I love this book
            • blackpowerpuff
              blackpowerpuffover 5 years55 stars
              I think this book is the best of all time.
              • lizzybeemar
                lizzybeemarover 5 years55 stars
                If you got hooked on the Netflix series, you should definitely make time to read the book. It is one of the most powerful and impactful books I've ever read, although it is incredibly sad.
                • s858708
                  s858708over 5 years
                  I really want to read it -BADLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)
                  • duhitzme33
                    duhitzme33almost 6 years55 stars
                    I have heard that this book is amazing
                    • kingjay6
                      kingjay6almost 6 years55 stars
                      omg the most amazing book I have ever read in my entire life, literally. especially when your depressed and kinda having problems then this book can help get some feelings out and simply lay it to rest.