The novel begins with these
two. The first one describes Clay sending Hannah’s tapes to Jenny after
he listens to them. Clay appears to be completely clueless to his surroundings. He is noticeably upset, and very hurt. The
next chapter begins with Clay receiving the tapes. Clay is very excited about
receiving the package. He opens the package to find seven audio tapes with a
number on each side of each tape ranging from one to 13. Curious of what is on
the tapes, Clay finds a tape player and puts the first tape in.
chapters are juxtaposed. Clay’s excitement that is described in the second
chapter turns into the sadness described in the introduction. These two chapters
are next to each other to show what happens to someone after listening to Hannah’s tapes. Reading these two chapters are together also makes the reader wonder what happened in between the time
that Clay got home from school to the next morning, when Clay sends the tapes.