Yes, It was a good story and made me think about certain hot button topics
I don't know. I cannot ever recall reading a book with similar content.
I loved that they flowed together easily and their emotions and thoughts were easily identifiable.
Are you one of them?
This is a great read for anyone with a connection to the recent increase in teen suicides. This is not a light read, although it seems to be geared towards teens. It is very much focused on how your actions affect others and I would say is perfect for teens involved in bullying or being bullied. All I can say is after reading this, I am definitely more conscious of my actions and those of others.
No. I don't like to listen to them twice. nothing against it. There are just too many choices of new material.
Possibly, if it was reviewed well.
they seemed very in tune with the voice of the characters.
A cry for help is sometimes never spoken.
As a father, it makes me worry that people actually feel this way. Will I know if my child has these thoughts and designs to act on them?
Thirteen Reasons Why was an amazing book. It’s not one of those books that you think is amazing as you’re reading it — or, in my case, listening to it — but it’s one of those books that you realize is amazing when you put it down and find yourself in tears, with your heart ripped out of your chest.
And I’m not lying — I found myself crying a few times while listening to this book and one of the reasons is because the narrators are so effective. As you can read in the premise, Clay Jenson gets a set of tapes that were recorded by Hannah Baker, a classmate who committed suicide. I loved the back and forth between the male and female narrator, which made the whole listening-to-a-tape idea very effective.
I’ve had a thing for YA contemporary books that are actually about something, not paranormal love triangles, or books that could be considered “brain fluff.” If I was looking for something that was about something, then Thirteen Reasons Why was that book. I knew what it was about — suicide — but I didn’t expect the book to be that moving.
Jay Asher lays out a moving and heartbreaking story outlining the “snowball effect” when it comes to events leading up to suicide. The whole thing was just so heartbreakingly real that I found myself shaking my head at the realization of how small things can lead up to something so massive. I also find myself in awe of Jay Asher, who laid it all out so perfectly and so effectively.
If you want to read something that’s real and something that’s heartbreaking, give Thirteen Reasons Why a try. It will remind you that everyone is human, that everyone has feelings, and everyone is fragile.
...problems... (Damn title character count...)
Yes, I found this a very good story and with extremely good narration but I did have very, very very minor, and I do mean minor, problems...
The story it self was well constructed and interesting and I found my self awake at 6 in the morning still listening and I really did enjoy the two narrators, I love it when there are two narrators, it's actually a good selling point for me...
But now onto the VERY slight problems...
First with the story, it was a tad but boring and overly predictable at parts, very short parts and very rarely, not enough to be a bad thing, just a slight annoyance at times...
The narration: I kinda found it a little weird (and this is a personal thing, it's probably a good thing for most others) that when Hannah Baker's narrator is talking, she is still talking like it's a story that she is narrating and not like a girl talking into a tape recorder, it's a little hard to explain, but I just found it a little strange...
But all in all I loved the story greatly and have recommended it to everyone I know! Great work and definitely worth the listen.
I would highly recommend this audiobook to anyone. It is actually a Young Adult book that any person would enjoy, young or old.
I was afraid this book would make me cry, but it did not. The topic is terribly sad, but it is told in a matter of fact way. Very good story.
Yesm U liked the storyline and found it a worthwile read.
I am not sure.
They bring more chacter, emotion, and allow you to experience the story.
No, I don't think this book needs a follow-up story because the ending of the book is clear to the reader.
Yes. I enjoyed the book, but I find it really depressing and scary at times. Reading it often changes the reader's life and perspctive of certain aspects of life.
This book was recommended to me by a relative and after listening to it I see why. Thirteen Reasons Why? gives an interesting look into a sad subject - suicide. It portrays what quite possibly could be going through the mind of someone - teens particularly - who has made the decision to end their life while telling an interesting tale.
Probably most memorable was finding out all the details leading up to this girls decision...she was very well thought out.
I would say both. Both are needed in order to tell the story.
Yes! The moment where the two characters are connected and what connected them.
Jay Asher has done a magnificent job telling this tale. The story is gripping, frustrating, confusing, sad and can bring tears to your eyes. The two primary characters are narrated by two individuals that do a magnificent job. All the tones and inflections are spot on and the way their narrations intertwine with each other is akin to who vines tangle on a tree or rope can be snared in a Gordian knot. There aren't enough superlatives to use with this production. Take a listen!!!!
The story is great, but what is fantastic about this book is the narration, they could've just hired some guy or girl to just read the book into a microphone and get away with it, but they didn't, you can see how much care and work is put in this narration from chapter 1, both voices (Joel Johnstone and Debra Wiseman) do an excellent job portraying their characters, and it feels like you are listening to the tapes in the book exactly how they are meant to be...