Jay Asher is an American author of YA novels. While growing up, Jay was encouraged to pursue all of his interests, whether it be playing guitar to writing. During the time he attended Cuesta College, he wrote two children’s books and decided he wanted to be an elementary school teacher. He then transferred to California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo where he left his senior year in order to focus on writing. Jay has had several different jobs, including being a shoe salesman and working in bookstores and libraries.

Jay Asher made his debut as a published novelist in 2007 with the novel 13 Reasons Why. Below is a list of Jay Asher’s books in order of when they were first released:

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Th1rteen R3asons Why(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Future of Us(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
What Light(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

Piper(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price


Notes: Th1rteen R3asons Why was also published as 13 Reasons Why. The Future of Us was co-authored by Carolyn Mackler. Piper was written with Jessica Freeburg.

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Jay Asher Synopsis: In 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher, Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package addressed to him sitting on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker – his classmate and crush – who committed suicide two weeks prior. Hannah’s voice tells him that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end it all. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he’ll find out why. Clay spends the night crisscrossing his town with Hannah as his guide. He becomes a firsthand witness to Hannah’s pain, and as he follows Hannah’s recorded words throughout his town, what he discovers changes his life forever.

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