Jun 20, 2011

Thirteen Reasons Why & 13RW Project

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.

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.

I think this site is truly amazing and I encourage you all to post your reviews. I did! If you would like to read my audio review, please go HERE.

Jay Asher lives on the central coast of California with his wife and son. His favorite part of being an author is speaking with his readers at schools and libraries across the country.

You can find Jay on his blog and Twitter. The side bar of his blog shows some amazing cover art of his foreign editions. I love the Brazilian cover!

To celebrate the 13RW Project, I have two copies for two lucky winners. I encourage you to read, review, and pass along this book to someone who needs it. A library, a friend, somebody.

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  1. I read this close to the original publication date from the library and absolutely fell in love with it. I still need a copy for my future classroom library. Even my 14 year old sister loved this book and she's not a big reader (I'm working on that!) Everyone should read this book.

  2. Thanks for the info Jen. I'm gonna go check out some of those links now.

  3. Thanks for the giveaway, Jen! I've heard so many good things about this book.

  4. This is such a powerful book. I read it in September and have borrowed it to students and given it to my niece who has lost two friends to suicide. Would definitely love another copy to give to the teenagers in my life. My review is on my blog and partially on goodreads. Find it at http://www.booksnob-booksnob.blogspot.com

  5. Thank you so much! I can't wait to read this.

  6. Thank you for the giveaway!!

  7. Thank you for the chance to win!

  8. Thanks for the giveaway!
    I've been wanting to read this.
    Hope you're having a grand Summer!

  9. this book is amazing it showed me that everything i do affects someone no matter how big or small it is it has made me a better person i now look for someone that is going through a hard time and help them and they become my best friends and have helped me a lot and saved my life and saved me from me by giving me 13 reasons why

  10. I loved hearing that, Danielle! It is such a powerful book and I'm happy how it helped you. yay!