Thursday, March 2, 2017

Thirteen Reasons Why (Th1rteen R3asons Why)-Reshelved Books

Five Coffee Bean Review!

You guys....

Last night I finished one of the best books I have ever laid eyes upon...

Let me tell you, it isn't not easy reading when you have a 7 week old. There's always laundry to be done, bottles to be washed and diapers to be changed. 

But you guys, this book was so good... I was reading when baby C was napping and before I went to sleep.  I traded precious sleep time to read this book! Low and behold, all of that paid off because I finished the book in less than 24 hours. 

Thirteen Reasons Why (Th1rteen R3asons Why) by Jay Asher would be the book. 
Yes, you're looking at the original cover art...not the 10th Anniversary cover art!

What did I like about this book you ask? Everything!
What did I not like about this book? Nothing!

I know that this book is going to be adapted into series on Netflix (premiering March 31st, in case any of you were wondering.  Comment down below if you're going to be watching!). Which prompted me to read the book. I never picked up this book in the past because I was judging a book by its cover (which is hypocritical on my part).

I will not deny that the trailer for the series looked really good and that's why I decided to read the book. (Otherwise I probably still wouldn't have read the book. And I'd seriously be missing out!)

The book follows Clay Jensen and the a set of 7 tapes that came into his possession.  These tapes accompany a map that mysteriously ended up in his locker. The tapes focus on the stories of 13 different people, while the map highlights specific areas in town. The tapes are narrated by Hannah Baker, a girl who took her own life days before. 

The set of tapes were sent to 13 different people, all of whom Hannah encountered and played a part in the downward spiral of her life.

Along side Clay, you hear the harrowing story of what happened to Hannah as she walks you down memory lane; starting from when she first moved in until her last days. 

As the reader, you can really feel for Hannah as she tells her story.  I felt like I wanted to jump into the book and help her before she took her own life. Hannah should have never felt like she was alone because in truth, she wasn't. 

Asher penned an emotional read and was able to build up a great story.  The back cover mentioned his inspiration for Thirteen Reasons Why, which is (I think) brilliant. I loved how from that inspiration, he fashioned a wonderful novel.  

Asher's ability to weave suspense, mystery and emotion is why I deem this book worthy of five (5) coffee beans.  




See you at the next book!
~ JBG


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