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Jay Asher is an American writer best known for authoring the #1 New York Times and USA Today bestseller Thirteen Reasons Why (2007).

Born in Arcadia, California, Asher attended Cuesta Community College and California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo where he abandoned his studies in junior year to pursue a career as a writer.

His debut novel Thirteen Reasons Why was released as a Netflix original series in 2017, while his books have been published in over 40 languages.

Asher married Joan Marie in 2002, and together they have a son called Isaiah Nathan.

More about Jay Asher

Genres: Contemporary , Young Adult

Born: 1975

United States


Non Series

  • Thirteen Reasons Why (2007)
  • The Future of Us (2011)
  • What Light (2016)
  • Piper (2017)

Detailed book overview

Non Series

Thirteen Reasons Why

Upon returning home from school one day, Clay Jensen is shocked to find a mysterious package with his name on it lying on his porch.

Inside the package are a number of cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker, his classmate and crush who took her life away two weeks earlier.

Of the thirteen reasons that made Hannah commit suicide, Clay is one of them. If he chooses to listens, he’ll find out why.

Guided by Hannah’s voice, Clay spends the night going across his town; becoming a first-hand witness to her pain.

Through it, he discovers the truth about himself–something he never wanted to face.

Thirteen Reasons Why
Director: Brian Yorkey
Cast: Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford, Christian Navarro, Alisha Boe, Brandon Flynn, Justin Prentice, Miles Heizer, Ross Butler, Devin Druid, Amy Hargreaves, Derek Luke, Kate Walsh, Brian d'Arcy James, Grace Saif, Brenda Strong, Timothy Granaderos
Author: Jay Asher
First Release: 2007
ISBN: 978-1595141880
Publisher: Razorbill
The Future of Us

“What if you could see how your life would unfold by just clicking a button?”

The year is 1996. Less than half of the high school students in America have ever used the Internet. Emma acquires her first computer and an America Online CD-ROM.

Along with her best friend Josh, they switch it on and log on, only to discover themselves on Facebook—fifteen years in the future.

Whereas most people wonder what their fate will be, Josh and Emma are about to find out.

Author: Jay Asher
First Release: 2011
ISBN: 978-1595145161
Publisher: Razorbill
What Light

Sierra lives two different lives. Raised in Oregon where her family manages a Christmas tree farm, she moves with her family to California every year to set up their Christmas tree lot for the season.

One Christmas, Sierra crosses paths with Caleb.

Caleb is nowhere near the perfect guy. Having made a terrible mistake several years ago, he has been paying for it ever since.
Seeing beyond his past, Sierra is determined to help him learn the power of find forgiveness and redemption.

Before long, the two end up discovering the power of true love.

Author: Jay Asher
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-0448493640
Publisher: Razorbill

Maggie, a deaf and lonely girl, lived in a tiny village located in the middle of a dark, extensive forest.

Rejected by her village as a result of her disability, Maggie’s only comfort is her wild imagination and gift for inventing stories, hoping that she’ll one day find her fairy-tale love.

That dream comes true when she meets the mysterious Piper whom she falls madly in love with.

However, the more she draws closer to him, the more she learns of his dark side.

And for Maggie, the boy of his dreams could quite rightly turn out to be her worst nightmare…

Author: Jay Asher
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-0448493664
Publisher: Razorbill