Curiosity Killed the Cate

Not yet, of course, but I’m sure someday it will…

cassette tapes still exist? January 8, 2010

Filed under: Books — catherineeliza @ 11:18 am

Thirteen Reasons Why Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I listened to this as an audiobook which I highly recommend for this novel. I wonder if I would like it quite as much if I had read it – the story is extremely well-suited for listening (the majority of the story is a boy listening to a series of tapes), but I’m sure I still would have liked it nonetheless. A YA novel about suicide is hardly a new concept, and I was wary at the beginning of a book wherein a dead girl is telling everyone why it’s their fault she died (don’t worry, I’m not giving anything away!). However, I quickly became emotionally invested in not only her story, but also our narrator, a boy who was barely more than an acquaintance of the deceased. I needn’t have worried, Asher does a great job of surpassing the “problem novel” formula, making this book unique and truly memorable.

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