An Important and Emotional Novel About Reality | Review of ‘Thirteen Reasons Why’


By Cynthia Ayala

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Razorbill
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Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker–his classmate and crush–who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah’s voice tells him that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he’ll find out why. Clay spends the night crisscrossing his town with Hannah as his guide. He becomes a firsthand witness to Hannah’s pain, and as he follows Hannah’s recorded words throughout his town, what he discovers changes his life forever.

Published October 18, 2007, by Razorbill, Thirteen Reasons Why
by Jay Asher is a challenging novel that shines a light on something very dark, highlighting where help can be offered and where it can be needed.
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Weekly Reading List #103


By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there people of the page. I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend. I’m still backlogged on books, working hard to make sure I stay on top of them and that my book reviews don’t suffer either. But with Hurricane Irma here…well, I’ve had a chance to get some reading done. Just focusing on staying safe.

So, on that note, check out my new reading list.
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Weekly Reading List #102


By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there people of the page. I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend. I’m still backlogged on books, working hard to make sure I stay on top of them and that my book reviews don’t suffer either. Although they tend to when I do them last minute and in a rush. But I’m working on remembering to take a breath and just take everyday ass a new day. I feel like I’ve been rushing through my life lately, just with books and my reviews. So, even though I’m backlogged I’m just going to take a small step back and breathe.

So, on that note, check out my new reading list.
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Actor Woo Bong Shik Found Dead in Apartment | Soompi


By: jnkm Actor Woo Bong Shik has been found dead in his home on March 9. He was 41 years old. Woo Bong Shik was most known for his role on the 2007 KBS historical drama “Dae Jo Young.” DongA Ilbo reported that Woo Bong Shik was found at his rented apartment in […] Read more here: http://www.soompi.com/2014/03/10/actor-woo-bong-shik-found-dead-in-apartment/ Continue reading Actor Woo Bong Shik Found Dead in Apartment | Soompi

Son Ho Young in a More Stable Condition Since Suicide Attempt


By: halves in unison It was reported that on July 1, a representative from Son Ho Young’s agency updated the media with Son Ho Young’s current condition. “After he was discharged on June 1, Son Ho Young stayed confined in his own home. But, he has recently been hiking mountains in Seoul and other cities with his dad to help him getback on his feet.” His side stated, “Many people who are tired usually decide to go on hikes and climb mountains because it’s a good way to let go of small, unnecessary thoughts, while strengthening the mind and body. It’s … Continue reading Son Ho Young in a More Stable Condition Since Suicide Attempt

Son Ho Young Attends Girlfriend’s Funeral, Details of Suicide Note Released


By: crystalcove We recently reported that Son Ho Young‘s non-celebrity girlfriend was found dead in his car on May 21, in what appears to be a suicide. According to an official statement from Son Ho Young’s agency, CJ E&M, Son Ho Young had lent his car to his girlfriend so she can use it while he used the agency’s car. The two had minor arguments because of Son Ho Young’s busy schedule, but none to the point where it could have led to such an incident. After finding out about the death and being questioned by the Gangnam Police, Son Ho Young is said … Continue reading Son Ho Young Attends Girlfriend’s Funeral, Details of Suicide Note Released