Everything you need to understand or teach Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher.
This novel for young people explores the issue of teen suicide by telling the stories of two people - freshman Hannah, who kills herself after enduring what she sees as months of torment by her fellow students, and fellow freshman Clay, attracted to Hannah but unable to help her ease her suffering. As its intertwining narrative lines explore questions related to the causes of teen suicide, it also considers related questions such as the nature of personal responsibility and the impossibility of truly knowing another person.
The novel begins with a prologue, in which Clay Jensen posts a series of cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker before her suicide a few weeks before and sent to a list of people who, Clay suggests in his first person narration, had something to do with Hannah's death.
The narrative then flashes back to when Clay received the package, which mysteriously...
Thirteen Reasons Why Lesson Plans contain 119 pages of teaching material, including: