When Hannah Baker commits suicide, Clay Jensen loses his crush. Things get strange when he finds a package full of audiocassette tapes on his door step.
With these, he is guided around town by the voice of the deceased Hannah Baker. Clay Jensen learns the thirteen reasons why she killed herself.
This book is definitely a darker one, but it teaches many things to children. Some may say it's a bit harsh, but it's very important.
It teaches children not to judge, or at least tells them judging is wrong. It also shows the negative affects of bullying rather than showing humor in negative remarks, violence, and other actions. In the end, the main character is enlightened and helps a student that may spiral into the same problems Hannah had. All of the concerns listed are shown as bad in the book. It's educational and teaches good morals.
I read it and I'm 12, but I'd say it's for 13 year olds. Parents should read this and decide based on the material in it and how mature their child is. This is not a novel for children under the age of 10, that's for sure.