The novel Thirteen Reason Why by Jay Asher is about a boy named Clay Jensen, who one day receives thirteen audio tapes in the mail. After stealing his friend's Walkman, he listens to the tapes, which reveal why his crush, Hannah Baker, killed herself and who she blamed for her suicide. This riveting, suspenseful novel is addictive and a true page-turner. The plot is well thought out, with an unexpected twist at the end. I recommend this for teenager
While, reading Flip you will gain an interesting change of perspective of your own life. Flip is a tale of a teenager named Alex that switches his body with another teenager named Phillip. In the process Alex is alive living inside of Phillip or "Flip", and Flip is trapped inside of Alex in a coma. Alex is forced to live the life of Flip who lives all the way across the country. Flip is handsome, popular, confident, and social while Alex is shy, antisocial, and awkward--they are polar opposites. In this tale Alex is faced with the decision to embrace his new life or fight for his old one. Gaining new friends and a new family Alex struggles to stay the same or be someone else. This gripping novel makes teens think more about their life and how we should value it instead of wanting to change it.
While reading the novel Flip, I found that it was an engaging read about how a boy considers his own identity by assuming someone else's. Although he loses many months of his life as another boy, he soon comes to realize what it is that makes him Alex and not the person he impersonates, Flip. This book was excellent and can make teenagers start to look at all their qualities, both good and bad, in a new light.