Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Teaser Tuesday #61: Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rythm.
Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Author: Jay Asher 
Publisher: Razorbill 
Published: October 18th, 2007 
Purchase: Amazon | B&N 

Goodreads Summary: 

Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers thirteen cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker, his classmate and crush who committed suicide two weeks earlier.

On tape, Hannah explains that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out how he made the list.

Through Hannah and Clay's dual narratives, debut author Jay Asher weaves an intricate and heartrending story of confusion and desperation that will deeply affect teen readers.


Our Teasers: 

"When the kiss was over, three strawberry-lip-gloss seconds later, she turned and ran away.  I peeked around at the gym and watched two of her friends hand her a five-dollar bill. I couldn't believe it! My lips were a ten-dollar bet. Was that good or bad? Probably bad, I decided. But I've loved strawberry lip gloss ever since.
– Cassette 1: Side A

"'I'm sorry.'  Once again, those were the words. 
And now, anytime someone says 'I'm sorry,' I'm going to think of her." 
– Cassette 7: Side A

We loved this book even though it shattered our hearts. A YA must-read! 

© at A Belle's Tales



  1. I haven't read this book, but remember seeing it around. It sounds very heartbreaking! Love the quotes you shared. :)

  2. Oh my...this sounds heartbreaking.

  3. I've heard this one was a very sad book! But I am intrigued by the teasers :)


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