Books

Piper
(a graphic novel)
Co-written with: Jessica Freeburg
Illustrated by: Jeff Stokely
Release date: October 31, 2017
#1 New York Times bestselling author Jay Asher and co-author Jessica Freeburg brilliantly reimagine the classic Pied Piper legend as a powerful graphic novel about loneliness, love, and vengeance. Fans of Neil Gaiman and Through the Woods by Emily Carroll will devour this eerie, atmospheric retelling. 
 
Long ago, in a small village in the middle of a deep, dark forest, there lived a lonely, deaf girl named Maggie. Shunned by her village because of her disability, her only comfort comes from her vivid imagination. Maggie has a gift for inventing stories and dreams of one day finding her fairy-tale love. 
 
When Maggie meets the mysterious Piper, it seems that all her wishes are coming true. Spellbound, Maggie falls hard for him and plunges headfirst into his magical world. But as she grows closer to the Piper, Maggie discovers that he has a dark side.
 
The boy of Maggie’s dreams might just turn out to be her worst nightmare… 
 
With striking illustrations from Eisner-nominated artist Jeff Stokely, mixed with Jessica Freeburg's work on historic and legendary horrors, Piper is an exciting new departure for Jay Asher that deftly touches on the same themes of truth, guilt, and redemption that made Thirteen Reasons Why a beloved bestseller.
Foreign Rights Sold:  France, Korea, Spain

What Light
Release date: October 18, 2016
From Jay Asher, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Thirteen Reasons Why, comes a romance that will break your heart, but soon have you believing again . . .  
Sierra’s family runs a Christmas tree farm in Oregon—it’s a bucolic setting for a girl to grow up in, except that every year, they pack up and move to California to set up their Christmas tree lot for the season. So Sierra lives two lives: her life in Oregon and her life at Christmas. And leaving one always means missing the other.  
Until this particular Christmas, when Sierra meets Caleb, and one life eclipses the other. 
By reputation, Caleb is not your perfect guy: years ago, he made an enormous mistake and has been paying for it ever since. But Sierra sees beyond Caleb’s past and becomes determined to help him find forgiveness and, maybe, redemption. As disapproval, misconceptions, and suspicions swirl around them, Caleb and Sierra discover the one thing that transcends all else: true love. 
What Light is a love story that’s moving and life-affirming and completely unforgettable.
New York Times bestseller: 6 weeks (young adult hardcover)
Junior Library Guild Selection


Foreign Rights Sold:  China, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latin America (Spanish), Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom

The Future of Us
Co-written with: Carolyn Mackler
Release date: November 21, 2011
What if you could see how your life would unfold–just by clicking a button? 
It’s 1996, and less than half of all American high school students have ever used the Internet. Emma just got her first computer and an America Online CD-ROM. Josh is her best friend. They power up and log on–and discover themselves on Facebook, fifteen years in the future. Everybody wonders what their destiny will be. Josh and Emma are about to find out.
Facebook fan page: facebook.com/thefutureofus

Best Books for Young Adults (YALSA)
Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Publishers Weekly - Best Books of 2011

Booklist (starred review)
Barnes and Noble - Best Books of 2011
MTV Hollywood Crush - Readers' Favorite 2011 YA Novel


Foreign Rights Sold: Brazil, Catalan, Chinese Complex, Chinese Simplified, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, United Kingdom, Vietnam

Thirteen Reasons Why
Release date: October 18, 2007
Clay Jensen’s first love records her last words.
Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker–his classmate and crush–who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah’s voice explains that there are thirteen reasons she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he’ll find out why. 
Clay spends the night crisscrossing his town with Hannah as his guide. He becomes a first-hand witness to Hannah’s pain, and learns the truth about himself–a truth he never wanted to face.
Netflix info on IMDb: 13 Reasons Why (TV series)
Website for the book: thirteenreasonswhy.com
Facebook fan page: facebook.com/thirteenreasonswhybook

New York Times bestseller (children's hardcover: 65 weeks; children's paperback: 72 weeks; young adult paper/digital: 61 weeks; young adult paperback: 24 weeks; young adult e-book: 1 week; young adult hardcover: 5 weeks): 228 weeks total
#1 USA Today bestseller
Publishers Weekly bestseller
California Book Award Winner
Best Books for Young Adults (YALSA)
Quick Picks for Reluctant YA Readers (YALSA)
Selected Audiobooks for Young Adults (YALSA)
Borders Original Voices finalist
Barnes and Noble - Top 10 Best for Teens
International Reading Assoc. - Young Adults' Choices
Kirkus Reviews Editor's Choice
Book Sense Pick - Winter
Chicago Public Library Best Books
Association of Booksellers for Children - Best Books

State Awards - Winner (voted on by students):  Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota

Foreign Rights Sold:  Albania, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Catalan, Chinese Complex, Chinese Simplified, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Georgia, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latin America, Lithuania, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vietnam