Thirteen Reasons Why is a bestseller teen novel written in 2007 by Jay Asher, who is now best known for this book. The story was then turned into a dramatic television series screened on Netflix and also was received with much popularity despite all the negative vibes it implies. The book is easy to read and comprehend so are the sentences and the expressions. The diction is also relatively simple and quite suitable for ESL learners.
Thirteen Reasons Why novel details the adolescence life of a girl named Hannah Baker and explains gradually over the book why she committed suicide. The novel starts with another character named Clay Jensen finding at his doorstep 7 cassette tapes delivered from his previous friend and classmate Hannah.
The tapes involves another 12 students who pushed her out of her mind leading her to loathe herself and finally to suicide. Clay must pass the tapes to the other 12 one by one or else everything will be exposed and the whole school will know all the agony they caused her to the extent that forced her to end her life.
The novel, Thirteen Reasons Why , deals with a number of issues that most of teenagers encounter during their adolescence life. It implies almost all the kind of abuse and bullying one can be subjected to by his/her friends. The book demonstrates how much cruel our world really is alongside with criticizing it. It also honors the value of true friendship and how we must hold on to it.
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