Article Title

Thirteen Reasons Why


Abigail Packard


Suicide, Gossip, Lies, Death

Document Type

Book Review


Clay Jensen comes home after school and finds a package filled with cassette tapes on his front porch. When he listens to the first cassette, he hears Hannah Bake, one of his classmates that committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah explains that, after thinking about this for months, there are thirteen reasons—thirteen people—behind why she chose to kill herself. All Clay and the other twelve people have to do is listen to find out why. Clay listens throughout the evening and into the night, following a map to different locations that go along with the reasons in order to truly understand Hannah’s story.