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Thirteen Reasons Why: The Hannah Tapes

Posted on January 17th, 2012 by Becky.
Categories: Books, Movies.

I know a lot of you are fans of Jay Asher's book Thirteen Reasons Why -- in fact, I first read it after I realized that it was one of the most popular requests in the library. The book is about high school student Clay, who receives a box in the mail containing thirteen cassette tapes recorded by his classmate Hannah, who committed suicide. On the tapes, Hannah says that there are thirteen reasons why she did it, and Clay is one of them.

While you're waiting for the movie to come out, have you seen The Hannah Tapes? It's a chance to experience the tapes as Clay might have. The first one is below, and all of them are linked on the book's site here. (Obviously, there are spoilers on the tapes, so read the book first if you don't want anything spoiled!)

What do you think? A good use of YouTube, or would you rather have imagined how the the tapes would sound yourself? Oh, and if you didn't know, Jay Asher has a new book out (written with Carolyn Mackler), The Future of Us.

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