The Moon And More By Sarah Dessen, And Looking For Alaska By John Green

1057 Words Jan 18th, 2015 5 Pages
Young adult literature books all feature teenage protagonists that share the same ideas, problems, and general likes or dislikes of adolescents. They have plotlines that involve contemporary issues and choices that young adults typically face. Books about choices and how they affect people all exhibit some sort of pain, suffering, or difficulty leading up to or following the decision. Three young adult literature books that showcase the theme of choices are Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher, The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen, and Looking for Alaska by John Green. In Thirteen Reasons Why highschooler Clay Jenson receives a package from a fellow classmate who recently committed suicide and discovers everything that influenced her decision. In The Moon and More Emaline must choose between all she’s ever known and everything she could be. And Miles Halter from Looking for Alaska is forced to deal with the aftermath of a suicide he could have prevented. In Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher Clay Jenson receives cassette tapes in the mail from Hannah Baker, a classmate who recently committed suicide. Clay quickly learns that the tapes are Hannah’s suicide note and her story has thirteen different sides. The instructions are simple; Clay must listen and he must pass the tapes on to the next person on the list. If he, or anyone else on the tapes, fails then another copy will be released to the public. Throughout the book Clay learns about how one little thing can trigger another and…

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