Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

There is so much controversy behind this book and television show.​ I decided i would check it out.​ Here is my likes and dislikes.​

Likes:

The fact that it speaks about something very real thats happening in the schools everywhere.​ Many kids are ending their lifes because of bullying.​

dislikes:

They didnt excecuted right.​ The message is taken out of this is that no adult will ever listen to you.​ No one wants to talk because the jocks are untouchable.😱what?​ when i was in high school a jock grabbed my boobs with out consent and you better believe i spoke up!​ He got suspended and kept away from me.​

You got to talk to your kids and let them know what’s right and wrong and also tell them that if the school won’t listen to them you as parents will and that they are not alone!

this book was hard to read.​ the dialogue was hard to understand at first.​ Then the suicide that Hanna committed in the book and the one on the show was so different.​ The one on the show was so much brutal.​ It makes me wonder why they changed it.​ ratings perhaps?​ which to be honest it defeats the purpose of the whole show.​ according to the creators, this show is to race awareness of what’s happening out there.​ And yes I agree that a lot of parents, teachers needs to be aware of it but they didn’t deliver the message right.


You can’t stop the future. 

You can’t rewind the past.
The only way to learn the secret . . . is to press play.

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 tells him that there are thirteen reasons why 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 firsthand witness to Hannah’s pain, and as he follows Hannah’s recorded words throughout his town, what he discovers changes his life forever.

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From Booklist

When Clay Jenson plays the cassette tapes he received in a mysterious package, he’s surprised to hear the voice of dead classmate Hannah Baker. He’s one of 13 people who receive Hannah’s story, which details the circumstances that led to her suicide. Clay spends the rest of the day and long into the night listening to Hannah’s voice and going to the locations she wants him to visit. The text alternates, sometimes quickly, between Hannah’s voice (italicized) and Clay’s thoughts as he listens to her words, which illuminate betrayals and secrets that demonstrate the consequences of even small actions. Hannah, herself, is not free from guilt, her own inaction having played a part in an accidental auto death and a rape. The message about how we treat one another, although sometimes heavy, makes for compelling reading. Give this to fans of Gail Giles psychological thrillers. Dobrez, Cindy

17 thoughts on “Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

  1. I’ve seen mixed reviews but I like the show and this is on my TBR. To be honest, adults didn’t really listen to me about my issues growing up (thankfully not assault, but my depression and anxiety were all brushed off as ~just a phase~), so I don’t necessarily think it was a bad message how it was portrayed in the show. I hope things like this raise awareness so adults do step in when necessary.

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    1. No bullying and sexually assaults are way different. Yes my parents would be like well if the bother you ignore them (which is not always that easy)

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    1. I’m not disliking the book per say. Yes the dialogue was a bit hard to understand at first. I was comparing the things from the show to the book. The book as always was better but you I still thing the message could be better deliver

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  2. Ahh, well, suicide is a personal subject to me and I read a lot about it. Parents can do a lot, but kids, like mine, are very private, secretive. They never talk. That’s when you have to nag, get them counseling, something, the dark road of suicide is a lonely and terrible one. No one should have to go down that road ever, especially young ones.

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