This book was powerful in explaining the feelings of a teenage girl who gave up on herself and the world around her. This book is a lesson to us all to learn to appreciate our world around us, to listen to people, to remember that everyone is fighting a battle we know nothing and that one nasty, thoughtless, or mean word from us could send them over the edge. We should strive to be kind to people. We should strive to understand that all our actions have consequences. This book teaches that we need to overcome our fear and take chances. That we need to reach out for human connection and love not just for ourselves but also for others.
Thirteen Reasons Why had a beautifully thrilling story alone. But the vocal performance added to the level of awe I felt listening to a book that is sure to live on for a long while.
I had read 13 reasons why before but listening to the book was a complete different experience
My favourite character with out a doubt you would the main narrator he was great
I think he could of processed things a lot most and not worry so much and think about stuff
I think that if they were to make a movie of this book which would be a great idea they should keep it the same
Overall it was a great book to read. I would recommend it to anyone who like to read
Story was good - I really liked the premise of the tapes being delivered. Performance was fine - but I had trouble connecting with the emotion of the main character - I think partly due to the performance...
I haven't read the print version. I can tell you that the performance was my least favorite part - something about the guy's voice was REALLY annoying at times.
I really enjoyed the FMC's focus on how words and rumors about her body and sexuality had a deep impact on her. I think our society is just starting to understand this.
I found it easy to get lost in - the pacing and inflection were good. I didn't like the narrator's voice at a ton of different points.
I could cast it for you but a tag line? I'm bad at that. Something about words having more meaning than we think.
Important discussion starter.
It seems the main character in this book committed suicide for revenge. It did not depict a the suicidal mind accurately. Most people who commit suicide are severely depressed. This girl just seemed pissed off. I would not want my teen to read this book. It gives the impression that if people make you angry or don't live up to your expectations you should kill yourself. Her attempt at "getting help" was absolutely ridiculous.
I could go on, but I don't want to waste any more time on this book.
I will say one last thing (always like to end on a positive note): I really liked the narrators.
This was my very first audiobook and it was an amazing choice. The story is absolutely perfect for audible. It's simply meant to be an audio book. Joel Johnstone and Debra Wiseman were absolutely perfect in their roles. The story is good, the performance is good, and it will keep you entertained for hours. You won't want to rest your ears for a second! The story is a beautiful, heart wrenching story (for a teen book, that is) and I've listened to it over and over again. This is a must read!!!
This book was so real and touching. I would definatly recommend it. it definatly changes yor perception of our society
Clyde, because he is so raw!! and it's not hard to relate to him.
no. but this makes me want to hear more.
A real and touching story that relates to today's youth.