Hannah Baker killed herself and now Clay Jensen has a mysterious box of tapes sitting on his front porch, waiting for him when he gets home from school. When he starts to listen to them, he finds himself taking a tour of the town he once thought he knew, but seeing it through a different set of eyes, seeing it from Hannah's perspective and figuring out his part in her suicide, what number he is in her 13 reasons why she did it. Thought provoking and definitely a story that shows what the domino effect a single rumor can cause. Makes you remember that with just a few words, you can change a life.
Book: Season of Eden by J.M. Warwick
Genre: YA Contemporary
Beautiful, popular Eden is looking for an easy A when she signs up for Concert Choir her last semester of high school. Instead, she ends up trying to work out her feelings for the young, handsome new teacher, Mr. Christian, and the feelings he seems to have in return. Intriguing premise: teacher/student relationship and just how far will it go? I just wish Eden had more depth to her. She felt very flat to me, and as the main character, that really made the story hard for me to get through. There were some great, scenes woven throughout the book, exchanges between Eden and Mr. Christian's mother and Eden with her dad, but there wasn't enough to tie things together to make the story whole. I wanted more depth, more clarity, just more.