*TRIGGER WARNING- THIS BOOK DOES DEAL WITH SUICIDE*
Author: Jay Asher
Published: October 18th, 2007
One day Clay Jensen walks home to find a mysterious box on his front porch. So, like any other teenager he opens the box and inside he finds thirteen tapes. Clay finds out these tapes have recorded the final words of Hannah Baker, a girl who Clay had a crush on for years and who had committed suicide two weeks ago. Clay decides to click play and he begins to unravel the story of why Hannah Baker decided life was no longer worth living.
I absolutely loved this book. This book talks about suicide in a truthful honest manner. It discusses the little things that we don’t want to think about. Jay Asher exposes humanity and shows the true fragility of a human soul. This book made me think about how all of our experiences shape us as a person.
“No one know for certain how much impact they have on the lives of other people.”
Hannah Baker was so hopeless, so tragic, so utter truthful that it just broke my heart. Clay heard her pain and all he wanted to was pause but he kept going because he loved her.
“A lot of you cared, just not enough”
This book was amazing, enlightening, and completely utterly breathtaking.
I thought this song fit the book:
“Love of mine, some day you will die
But I’ll be close behind
I’ll follow you into the dark
No blinding light or tunnels to gates of white
Just our hands clasped so tight
Waiting for the hint of a spark
If Heaven and Hell decide
That they both are satisfied
Illuminate the “No”‘s on their vacancy signs
If there’s no one beside you
When your soul embarks
Then I’ll follow you into the dark”