Study Guide

Thirteen Reasons Why Characters

By Jay Asher

Clay Jensen

Clay is our main man here, our narrator and guide through the frightening world of Hannah Baker's...

Hannah Baker

We can almost hear Hannah's voice as we read her last words, recorded on seven cassette tapes the...

Justin Foley

Justin is a year older than Hannah. He's her first real crush and her first kiss. He's also, at...

Alex Standall

Alex is a new kid, just like Hannah. In fact, he's one of the first people in town that Hannah...

Jessica Davis

Jessica is new to town, but she's not your typical wallflower new kid. She's bolder and more...

Tyler Down

Peeping Tom? No, thank you. We don't even want to give this guy a chance. But Tyler, number four...

Courtney Crimson

Who doesn't love Courtney? Well, Hannah, for one. Number five on Hannah's list, Courtney is the...

Marcus Cooley

What makes a character stand out? Especially in a book where most of the characters are just...

Zach Dempsey

This is an interesting one. Zach actually starts out as a sympathetic character, trying to...

Ryan Shaver

Here is another creepy character in a sea of creepy characters. Ryan, number eight on Hannah's...

Jenny Kurtz

This is a weird and confusing one. Cheerleader Jenny Kurtz is number ten on the list. After an...

Bryce Walker

Bryce. Ugh. Words can't even describe how awful, despicable, and lowly this guy is. Jay Asher...

Mr. Porter

Adults. They're supposed to be the ones to save you from the bullies, get your out of bad...

Tony

Tony is a likeable guy, which is just one reason he isn't on Hannah's list. In fact, when she...