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Thirteen Reasons Why

Thirteen Reasons Why


by Jay Asher

Thirteen Reasons Why Resources


The Book Comes to Life

The official website for Thirteen Reasons Why, where you can see Hannah's map and listen to her tapes. Pretty neat stuff.

The Project

A fancy website where you can write your own review of the novel and read the reviews of other readers – turns out it's had a pretty big impact on a lot of people.

We <3 Jay Asher

Readergirlz has lots of fun info on our author. For example, he uses Ben and Jerry's Chubby Hubby ice cream to cure writer's block. Click away for more tasty tidbits.

Blog It Up

Get all the latest on Asher and his work, in his own words.

Blog It Up: The Sequel

This is a blog Asher shares with two other writers. We direct you to the Thirteen Reasons Why section of the blog, which includes lots of fun pictures of Asher at his old job at a public library.

Movie or TV Productions

2013 Can't Come Soon Enough

We are excited about the movie version of Thirteen Reasons Why, which is still in development.

Articles & Interviews

Chatter on Casting

According to this article, Wizards of Waverly Place star Selena Gomez is being cast as Hannah Baker in the upcoming film adaptation of the novel. What do you think of this choice?

"Jay Asher on Taboo Topics"

In this interview with the e-zine Today's Teen Writers, Jay Asher talks about his favorite scene in the book, and much more.

Readers Impacting Authors

Listening to actors recording the audiobook version of this novel changed Asher's thoughts about his own novel. Read about it here.

Saving Lives

Here's an interview with Jay Asher in which he talks about why novels for teens should deal with touchy subjects like suicide.


Banned Books: Bad

Jay Asher talks about how important it is for young people to be free to read the books they want to read.

The Trailer (Well, Almost)

Check out this fan-made trailer for a movie version of Thirteen Reasons Why. Pretty impressive.



Thirteen Reasons Why is totally made for the audiobook format. Click here to listen to an excerpt from the beginning.

The Tapes

On the book's website, you can listen to recorded versions of all thirteen tapes. Do you think Hannah's essence is captured in this interpretation?


Passion Makes Perfect

We love this shot. Asher looks really excited about the talk he's giving on Thirteen Reasons Why.

Il Copertino (The Book Cover)

The cover of the Italian edition of the Thirteen Reasons Why is way scary!

One More

This is the eerily tragic cover of the edition we read.

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