Thirteen Reasons Why

I zoomed through this book in the past two days, partly because of the new Netflix show. Written by Jay Asher in 2007, it follows Clay, a high school student who receives a box of cassette tapes from Hannah, another student who has recently committed suicide.

On each side of the tapes, Hannah tells the story of one person who contributed to her decision to commit suicide, ranging from a fellow student who was a Peeping Tom in her window to a boy who raped another classmate while she was in the room.  The book is pretty melodramatic, as is common with a lot of teen fiction and I can definitely see the argument that many have made regarding it glorifying suicide.  I still may check out the Netflix show to see how they adapted it.  I’ve heard there are a lot of changed they made.


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