Thirteen Reasons Why


Jay Asher

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Skye was Clay’s middle-school crush. Over the course of her high school years, she’s become quieter and less involved, preferring to wear baggy clothing that makes her seem like she’s hiding. Clay finds her difficult to talk to, but Hannah’s tapes help him to see that Skye might be feeling the same way that Hannah was before she ended her life, so instead of letting Skye shut him out, Clay makes the effort to engage with her. Skye’s name is the last thing Clay says in the novel, demonstrating Clay’s commitment to learn from Hannah’s death.

Skye Quotes in Thirteen Reasons Why

The Thirteen Reasons Why quotes below are all either spoken by Skye or refer to Skye. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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The Next Day: After Mailing the Tapes Quotes

A flood of emotion rushes into me. Pain and anger. Sadness and pity. But most surprising of all, hope.

I keep walking.

Skye’s footsteps are growing louder now. And the closer I get to her, the faster I walk, and the lighter I feel. My throat begins to relax.

Two steps behind her, I say her name.


Related Characters: Clay Jensen (speaker), Skye, Hannah Baker
Page Number: 278
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Skye Character Timeline in Thirteen Reasons Why

The timeline below shows where the character Skye appears in Thirteen Reasons Why. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Cassette 3: Side A
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...shocks Clay by asking whether he missed his stop. He pauses the tape and sees Skye, his eighth-grade crush, smirking at him. Over the last few years, Clay has noticed Skye... (full context)
The Next Day: After Mailing the Tapes
Guilt and Blame Theme Icon
...on his way to the office, almost collides with another student headed the other way: Skye. She apologizes quietly and walks on. Clay watches her. He wants to say something but... (full context)