3. Thirteen Reasons Why, by Jay Asher.
Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, sexually explicit, suicide, unsuited for age group

from American Library Association – Top 10 Challenged Books, 2012 on Rap Genius


Stylized as TH1RTEEN R3ASONS WHY, this YA novel investigates the motives behind a high school student’s suicide (the “reasons” refer to the character Hannah’s reasons for killing herself). The book grapples with a range of difficult issues, including depression and rape.

Official book website here.

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