A 2007 New York Times Bestseller by Jay Asher that is about a young adult named Clay Jensen who is a shy and quiet high school student who meets an anonymous person while returning from school to home in his doorstep. He gave him cassettes recorded by Hannah Baker, Clay’s crush who committed suicide recently. In cassettes she has recorded her voice telling 12 students the thirteen reasons why she committed suicide and how they are responsible for it. In the end Clay meets Skye his middle school crush with seemingly suicidal intentions and he turns and says “Skye”.
Originally published: October 18, 2007
Author: Jay Asher
Genres: Young-adult fiction
Page count: 288
Publisher: Penguin Books
Country: United States of America