This book needs to get onto school curriculums. It teaches ignorant people (like a few in this list reviewing) that it doesn't take a major event to trigger a suicide. It teaches you that every action bears a consequence. It shows people that as much as it may seem, people who decide to take their own lives aren't cowards. They are strong. Too strong.
I can see why this book is so highly regarded. It's definitely one I will be giving my children to read. I urge you to do the same.
In the execution of the book, I honestly can't see how it was "hard" for people to read. It was quite easy jumping between the tapes and Clay's thoughts. I also listened to the audio (hannahsreasons.blogspot.com) and was taken to a different level of understanding. There is also a movie being talked about.