If You’re Obsessed With the Netflix Series, Wait Until You Read the Book

"Thirteen Reasons Why:" Experience the Book
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* The book that started it all – now a hit Netflix series
* #1 New York Times and International Bestseller
* Available on Kindle, hardcover, paperback and Audiobook

If you find yourself glued to the screen after watching the first episode of 13 Reasons Why on Netflix, you may or may not be surprised that it was actually based on a young adult novel from Jay Asher. The Netflix series has become one of the most talked-about TV shows in years, and now you can pick up a copy of the book that started it all. Author Jay Asher brought “Thirteen Reasons Why” to life in 2007. Ten years later, his YA mystery novel is still going strong.

With over three million copies sold, this New York Times and international bestseller quickly became a novel that resonated with millions of readers across the world. It offers an unfiltered look into suicide, rape and bullying. It has, without a doubt, opened up a dialogue that has affected people both young and old.

The novel tells the gripping story of Hannah, a young woman whose suicide is understood through a series of cassette tapes she sends to her classmate, Clay. On tape, Hannah explains the thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life, Clay being one of them. Through Hannah and Clay’s dual narratives, Asher depicts a stunning and intricate story that’s sure to leave an awestruck impression.

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