Posted by: Kathy Temean | July 20, 2009

New Jersey Booksigning July 31st

Jay asher will be discussing & signing his YA book THIRTEEN REASONS WHY at the Borders in Bridgewater, NJ.  Jay should be an inspiration for all of us.  He began submitting manuscripts to children’s book publishers in 1994.  Twelve years later, he finally made his first sale!  Thirteen Reasons Why, his debut YA novel, has now been on the New York Times bestsellers list for 38 weeks and sold to 20 foreign markets.13RW_NYT
 
Novel premise:
Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch.  Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker–his classmate and crush–who committed suicide two weeks earlier.
Hannah’s voice explains that there are thirteen reasons she decided to end her life.  Clay
is one of them.  If he listens, he’ll find out why.
Clay spends the night crisscrossing his town with Hannah 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.

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