Title Profile & Character Information

Thirteen Reasons Why

Annotation
THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES AND INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

**SOON TO BE A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES**

"Eerie, beautiful, and devastating." --Chicago Tribune

"A stealthy hit with staying power. . . . thriller-like pacing." --The New York Times

"Thirteen Reasons Why will leave you with chills long after you have finished reading." --Amber Gibson, NPR's "All Things Considered"
 

You can't stop the future. 

You can't rewind the past.
The only way to learn the secret . . . is to press play.

Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker--his classmate and crush--who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah's voice tells him that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out why. 
                
Clay spends the night crisscrossing his town with Hannah as his guide. He becomes a firsthand witness to Hannah's pain, and as he follows Hannah's recorded words throughout his town, what he discovers changes his life forever.

Awards
2010  Garden State Teen Book Award
2009-2010  SCASL Book Award (South Carolina)
2010  Sequoyah Book Award

Characters
NameJenson, Clay
GenderMale
OccupationStudent

GenreYoung adult fiction
Family
Mystery
Suspense
TopicsSucide
Friendship
School
Rape
Automobile accidents
Death