Thirteen Reasons Why was written by Jay Asher and published by RazorBill. This work of realistic fiction is sure to keep you guessing.
Hannah Baker recorded a set of cassette tapes, each side telling a reason why she decided to take her life. Each of the 13 people on the tapes are suppose to read them and pass them onto the next person. One morning Clay Jensen receives the tapes in the mail, and he is very confused on why they were sent to him. When he begins listening to the first tape, he is horrified when he hears the voice of a girl who recently took her own life. While listening to the tapes Clay learns some bitter truths about himself and about his fellow peers. Afterwards Clay is able to see the world in a different light.
One reason I really liked this novel is because it sent a very clear message that every action has a consequence. The elaborate messages on the tapes were very clever and showed a lot of thought. Overall this is one of the best books that I have read.