Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Synopsis: Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker–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.

Review: Jay Asher's debut young adult novel is gripping and chilling. Readers are taken on emotional, heartrending rides--both Clay's and Hannah's--that are relevant and realistic. Hannah talks about the snowball--how little things grow into bigger things, and how those things roll out of control, such as the little grievances in her own life that lead to irreparable circumstances

Definitely a hard but worthwhile read that keeps the pages turning on its own volition.