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Thirteen Reasons Why
Jay Asher is an American writer of contemporary novels for teens. He has one major publication in the genre of young adult literature. Jay Asher was born in Arcadia, California on September 30, He grew up in a family that encouraged all of his interests, from playing the guitar to his writing. After high school, he decided he wanted to become an elementary school teacher. He then transferred to San Luis Obispo where he left his senior year to pursue his career as a serious writer.
Thirteen Reasons Why is a young adult novel written in by Jay Asher. It is the story of a young high school student as she descends into despair brought on by betrayal and bullying , culminating with her suicide. She details the thirteen reasons why she was driven to end her life in an audio diary which is mailed to a friend two weeks after her death. Thirteen Reasons Why has received recognition and awards from several young adult literary associations, and the paperback edition reached 1 on the New York Times Best Seller list in July A screenplay was written, based on the original release of the book, that became the basis of the dramatic television series 13 Reasons Why released through Netflix on March 31,
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The novel begins as our narrator, Clay Jensen, mails a mysterious package to someone named Jenny. We soon learn that the package contains the audiotaped suicide note of Hannah Baker, a girl Clay had a crush on before she killed herself about two weeks ago. This is going to be a doozy, Shmoopers. In the package, there are a total of seven cassette tapes and thirteen stories. On the first tape, Hannah tells her listeners that she holds each of them responsible in some way for her death, and that the tapes will explain why. After listening, each person must give the tapes to the next person on the list. She says that if anybody fails to pass them along, a copy of the recordings will be made public.