Read the following article titled “A Story of a Teenager’s Suicide Quietly Becomes a Best Seller”,
Answer the following questions:
a. What is “Thirteen Reasons Why” about? To what does the title refer?
b. What details from Jay Asher’s life explain how he came up with the theme (or idea), characters and format for the book?
c. Why do you think Mr. Asher fears that a lighthearted follow-up to “Thirteen Reasons Why” will disappoint his readers?
d. Have you read the book? If so, what did you think? If not, would you like to read it? Why or why not?
e. Why do you think “Thirteen Reasons Why” has become so popular?