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The Compulsive Reader: Contest: Win a Copy of 13 Reasons Why!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Contest: Win a Copy of 13 Reasons Why!

Jay Asher's book Thirteen Reasons Why took everyone by storm, and now it's finally being released in paperback! To celebrate, I'm giving a paperback copy to two winners! But first, if you're unfamiliar with it, here's what the book is about:
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.
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.

Penguin has also 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.

To enter, go visit the website and look around, then come back and comment here about what you thought was interesting or about what you shared. This contest is open to US residents, and will end on July 7th!

11 comments:

Molly said...

I read 13 Reasons Why in a young adult literature class in college. Now as a teacher, I am constantly thinking about that book. I need to consider how students think and how seemingly small jabs and pokes can affect a student's life. It is definitely an incredibly important book, and I think everyone should read it.

I'm really proud to see how this book has touched so many people. I'd like to incorporate this project in my classroom sometime.

Lynn said...

I haven't gotten the chance to get the book but I definitely am going to keep my eye out for it! I read the reviews on the website and the book looks like it has moved so many people's lives and I am really excited to look for the book! I love inspirational books!!!

callalily95 said...

This book has been on my To Read list for a while, but I haven't gotten around to it yet. The biggest thing I noticed from the 13RWProject site was that the book changed so many people's lives. I would love to know what about this book makes it so important, and I hope to know soon.

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

The reviews are very striking. It makes me more interested in this book and I also think this subject needs to be approached.

Tina said...

I have been meaning to read this book for quite some time. I loved reading through what people had shared on the 13RWProject website. This book seems to have touched and impacted a lot of people. I'm very interested in a book that has that powerful of an affect, especially if it's a YA novel.

ferretvamp14 said...

I absolutely adored this book. I listened to the audiobook last year and was hooked from the very beginning. The reader was excellent. What I like most about the website is that you can choose your specific state and view reviews. It is such a powerful book, and I'm so glad there is a website and movie for it! Plus, I heart Selena Gomez!
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Sarah said...

That website is fantastic and makes me want to read the book again. I was really touched as well with Thirteen Reasons Why and after finishing it was seriously considering how I act toward old friends in the hallways. So many great messages inside this book! I thank Jay so much and thank you for the chance to win the paperback!

Brahmin in Boston said...

I have read this book and also posted a review about this in my blog.

http://ramblingsofmind.blogspot.com/2010/06/book-review-th1rteen-r3asons-why-by-jay.html

I have had mixed feelings. While I sympathize and empathize with the things that Hannah Baker went through, I felt that she never let anyone help her - all the blame was put on others. Finally letting the innocents take the blame, along with the guilty.

It just didn't sit well with me. May be the people who take such extreme step HAVE such outlook in life?

Megan said...

I thought it was interesting to see the reviews organized by state so you could see just how far the book's influence has spread and how it reaches kids all over the country
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ChristyJan said...

I also thought it was interesting how you could search the reviews by states (there are only 5 so far for my state)
I'd love to win a copy of this book!

Gaby said...

So many people have told my how great this book is and when I finally went to go look up the summary well lets just say it is currentlt on mt TRL :D

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