Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Thirteen Reasons Why is the story of a girl named Hannah Baker who takes her own life. But before she does, she records several cassette tapes explaining why and sends them to the people she feels pushed her toward that decision. The story is told from the point of view of Clay Jensen who spends the night crisscrossing his town with Hannah’s voice as his guide. He becomes a first-hand witness to Hannah’s pain, and learns the truth about himself—a truth he never wanted to face.
The anti-bullying anthem was published in hardcover in October 2007 by Razorbill, and quickly became a word-of-mouth favorite among teenaged readers with fans claiming, “This book changed my life.” The novel has been on the New York Times children’s hardcover bestseller list for 65 weeks, foreign rights have been sold into 30 countries and it has been acquired by Universal Pictures and will star Selena Gomez.
On May 12, 2011, Penguin launched the 13RW Project at www.13RWProject.com, as a place for fans of Thirteen Reasons Why to record their thoughts, stories, videos and photos relating to the book, and to view what other readers from all across the country have shared. Each review is logged on a map to show the many locations that viewers are posting from, and all content is shareable through Facebook and Twitter.
In honor of the paperback release of Thirteen Reasons Why, I will be giving away two paperback copies to my followers. It will also include a chapter from Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler's upcoming new book, The Future of Us. If you would like the chance to receive your own copy, please fill out the form below. Good luck!
Giveaway rules apply as follows: One entry per person, Open to U.S. residents only, Giveaway ends on June 12, 2011.
In support of the website 13RW Project, please share your thoughts in the comments on the effects of teenage bullying and how you feel it should be stopped before another teen takes their own life. If you've read this book, I encourage you to visit the website and submit your own thoughts on how it has effected you.
Thank you Penguin & Big Honcho Media for asking me to be a part of this.