Village Books is thrilled to welcome Young Adult author, Jay Asher!
The New York Times called Th1rteen R3asons Why, a book that's spent several weeks on its chapter-book bestseller list, "a stealthy hit with staying power."
Village Books' Manager and Children's Book Buyer, Sarah Hutton, has this to say about the book: "Holy cow. If you have anywhere to go in the next day or two, do not pick up this book. Wait until you can read it for an extended period of time because once you start you will not want to stop... Controversial and definitely for mature readers, this book is an amazing read."
Clay Jenkins returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers 13 cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Bakera, his classmate and crush, who committed suicide two weeks earlier. On tape, Hannah explains that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out how he made the list. Through Hannah's and Clay's dual narratives, debut author Jay Asher weaves an intricate and heartrending story of confusion and desperation that will deeply affect teen readers.
Don't miss this chance to see Jay Asher on the only Western Washington stop on this tour! Read the NYT article below.