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Melissa_W
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"Thirteen Reasons Why" in the NYTimes

Yesterday, the NYTimes had an article about Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher.  The novel has remained quite popular, not quite dethroning the Twilight saga :smileywink:, but hanging in there and it will re-enter the YA bestseller list this week.  I've got the book in my pile to read - for those of you that read it, what did you think?
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Re: "Thirteen Reasons Why" in the NYTimes

Hmmmmm. I liked it in many ways and I can see the appeal for a lot of teens but there was something about it that rubbed me the wrong way.

 

I guess it was all of the anger the main character had and how it seemed even in death, she had not let go of it. I guess that's the whole point, but I also don't love the idea of leaving behind the legacy the responsibility of your suicide with a group of teenagers. That bummed me out. It just seemed like a really heavy trip to lay on anyone.  

 

I interviewed Jay Asher this fall ad thought he had a lot of interesting insight and definitely was coming from a good place...

 

http://books.ypulse.com/2008/07/30/author_spotlight_thirteen_reas.php

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Re: "Thirteen Reasons Why" in the NYTimes

I have come across this book many times but never got the nerve to actually buy it and read it. Although it has caught my eye.
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Re: "Thirteen Reasons Why" in the NYTimes

I'm waiting until it's out in paperback to buy it.
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Re: "Thirteen Reasons Why" in the NYTimes

this book is really really really good.. but it's also a major downer. i'd say keep for a day you can be depressed... lol. it's extremely sad. i cried almost throughout the whole thing.. and i don't usually cry so that's saying a lot. lol.
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Re: "Thirteen Reasons Why" in the NYTimes

I really enjoyed this book.

I bought it and have read it twice.

Its that good.

It has a wonderful lesson in it for teens so I can see how its been in the NY times.

IT tells you to watch what you say and do to people because it does have an impact.

It gets you thinking of your every day actions and others actions and reactions to you and it gets you to understand that you do make a difference in other people's lives. 

 

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Re: "Thirteen Reasons Why" in the NYTimes

Grr... I want to read this book so bad but I can't find it anywhere but (where else?) B&N, and since the article says it's not out in paperback yet, I don't want to pay up!

 

But I will read it. I always do.

 

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Re: "Thirteen Reasons Why" in the NYTimes

I'm waiting for it to come out in paperback too. I wonder how long that'll take.
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