When Abby Grace wakes up, she is in the back of a moving van driven by two men wearing ski masks. She can't remember anything, including her own name. After escaping from the kidnappers, she is returned to a home she doesn't remember full of things and a father she doesn't know. While standing in her unfamiliar room, she is approached by a boy named Will. He tells her she is a Shadow. She is inhabiting the body of a girl named Brooke and she has some sort of mission.
William Sheppard is fourteen when he snaps. He grabs a kitchen knife and stabs his abusive, alcoholic father. His father survives the attack, but Will is shipped off to Swope Ranch, a boys' reformatory in the mountains of Colorado. Once there, the boys break wild horses and Swope breaks the boys. Swope is no better than , and in many ways worse , than the abusive home that Will left. There is one big difference, though. Will has friends. As long as he has his friends, Will can survive the wild horses, bullying boys, and dangerous guards.
Hannah Baker is dead. She killed herself. So, who sent Clay Jensen the tapes with Hannah's voice on them? And who is following him to make sure he sends them on? When Clay begins listening to the tapes, he starts hearing the thirteen reasons why Hannah decided to end her own life. He loved Hannah and never got to tell her; he doesn't want to know what part he played in her death.
Gittel grows up learning how to please Hashem. In the closed Chassidic community of Borough Park, everyone always works to please Hashem. The girls are modest (no skirts above the knees!) and always listen to what they are told. The men wear tall hats and, the most prestigious of them, devote their entire lives to studying His word. When Gittel sees something unspeakable that leads to even more horrible events, she is told to forget that it ever happened. Actually, it never did happen. This is the community that Gittel knows.
Zoey Redbird's soul shattered when she watched
Kalona kill Health. Now it's a race against time to bring her back from
Nyx's realm. Stevie Rae, Stark, Kramisha, and Aphrodite
piece together clues to figure out how to bring her back.
Stevie Rae's got other problems as well, she's taking care
of a Raven Mocker which leads to some trouble.
Dance is fifteen-year old Natalie's life. All of her friends dance. There is very little time for boys or friends who don't dance. It is her therapy. Danced helped her through her parents' divorce, her father's move halfway across the family and his decision to start a new family , one that doesn't include her. Now, in her new status as an adult, Natalie is struggling. She is getting attention from her best friend Sasha''s older brother. But that is not allowed if her relationship with Sasha is to endure.