January 11, 2011

13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher

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The book the Thirteen Reasons Why is about a high school boy named Clay Jensen who receives a box of 13 tapes. On the tapes it has the 13 reasons why Hannah Baker killed herself. Clay was one of them. The tapes explain names of people that she had good times with and others that she just hated! Clay traveled for nights around town going places that Hannah guided him to. He realizes how much Hannah has gone through and starts to feel her pain. He has to listen to these tapes and on these tapes there is the truth he never wanted to face.

Angela B., Class of 2014

The WHS Library owns Thirteen Reasons Why on audio. (Ms. Blakemore says: Audio is a great way to experience the story. It’s like you are listening to the tapes along with Clay.)

June 10, 2010

Impulse by Ellen Hopkins

Posted in book review tagged , at 5:26 pm by blueblazeslib

Impulse is an inspirational book about renewal. It’s about three lives, three broken souls, who attempted the one thing they thought could just make it all go away: suicide. They are sent to a psychiatric hospital called Aspen Springs along side other troubled adolescents . What pushed these people over the edge, so much so that they wanted to take their own lives only they themselves know. But fate has given them a second chance to change things, and its up to them to take it or not.
When I opened up this book, I had a very hard time putting it down. I became intertwined with the book, always curious of what would happen when I turned the page. I felt as though I was a part of the story, like I was there with the characters. Their feelings became my feelings, and I wanted nothing more but for them to be free of their demons. I’d recommend this book to mostly teenagers, because they could be the ones most likely to relate to this novel, but this book is not limited to that age group and I suggest anyone interested in human psychology should read this book.

Taryn, Class of 2011

The WHS Library owns this item.