Why do some people choose to end their lives? Well for most people, it is because they are no longer happy; they have lost everything that makes their lives worth living. In Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher, a girl named Hannah Baker commits suicide and leaves behind tapes that explain the thirteen reasons why she was unhappy with her life. Before she dies, she sends these tapes to some of her classmates, including Clay Jenson. As he listens to Hannah’s voice while he wanders through his town, he begins to see it and the people in it through her perspective. He begins to understand why she ended her life. Although he was too late to save Hannah’s life, he realizes he may know another classmate who might just need saving.