Friday, January 22, 2010
One School, One Book Selection
This year's One School, One Book title is Thirteen Reasons Why, by Jay Asher. This is the story of Hannah Baker, the events leading to her suicide, and Clay, a boy she left behind. Two weeks after Hannah's suicide, Clay comes home to find a box at his door, addressed to him. In the box are cassette tapes, recorded by Hannah before her death. On the tapes she tells her story to thirteen people, each of whom played some role in her decision to end her life. Like Rachel's challenge, Hannah's story reminds us that the little things we do, no matter how small or insignificant they may seem to us, can have a profound impact on someone else.