There are books that stick with us throughout the years, and after reading Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher a little over a decade ago, I knew it would be one of them. The premise is haunting, but it begins an important discussion that needs to be had, especially in an age where bullying continues to be prevalent. It was quite fascinating to see how I connected to this title as a teenager, and now as a young adult with Netflix’s adapted series.
Treat yourself to a sample audio clip from this festive YA romance and watch Jay Asher’s reaction to hearing Mandy Siegfried’s narration for the first time. Read more
Jay Asher hit the road this month on his 50 States Against Bullying Tour. Hear him explain why creating an open dialogue in your community is so important, and how THIRTEEN REASONS WHY can impact young listeners. Read more