Thirteen Reasons Why Characters

Jay Asher
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Clay Jensen

Clay Jensen serves as the narrator for this novel and is one of the main characters. He is one of the people included on Hannah’s suicide tapes, but he is not on the tapes because he hurt Hannah in some way. Instead, Hannah tells Clay that he should not be on the tapes but that he must be included so that she can more fully tell the rest of her stories. Clay makes an ideal narrator for the story because he liked Hannah despite the rumors he had heard about her. His part of the tapes is not accusatory, so he does not react angrily to what he hears. Instead, he learns that Hannah liked him as well but was too scared and too deeply hurt to let him know. This makes Clay a more sensitive narrator than others on the tape might have been.

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