THIRTEEN REASONS WHY

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Debut author Asher takes a sensitive topic - teen suicide - and doesn't back down. Her tale is engaging
and the payoff's worth it, though
terribly sad.

Clay Jensen's an all-around good guy. So why did he receive a box full of audiotapes recorded by Hannah Baker, his classmate and crush who committed suicide two weeks earlier, naming him as one of the 13 people responsible for her death? Clay will have to find the courage, and a Walkman, to listen to Hannah's story and try to understand. (RAZORBILL, Oct., 304 pp., $16.99, ISBN: 9781595141712, 12 and Up, HC)

Reviewed by: 
Elissa Petruzzi