Thirteen Reasons Why - The #1 New York Times And International Bestseller

Thirteen Reasons Why is a 2007 young adult novel written by Jay Asher. The paperback edition hit #1 on the New York Times best-seller list in July 2011. The book is the basis of the television series 13 Reasons Why, released through Netflix on March 31, 2017.

"Eerie, beautiful, and devastating." - Chicago Tribune

"A stealthy hit with staying power. . . . thriller-like pacing." - The New York Times

"Thirteen Reasons Why will leave you with chills long after you have finished reading." - Amber Gibson

Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker - his classmate and crush - who committed suicide two weeks earlier.

Hannah's voice tells him that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out why. Clay spends the night crisscrossing his town with Hannah as his guide. He becomes a firsthand witness to Hannah's pain, and as he follows Hannah's recorded words throughout his town, what he discovers changes his life forever…