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The way they played off of each other, the way they conveyed emotions - amazing through and through. Thank you for your comment. Louiza Miranda, I'm starting this book this week, so I can't speak of it yet; however, I have watched the movie and I felt about the movie exactly the way yo Miranda, I'm starting this book this week, so I can't speak of it yet; however, I have watched the movie and I felt about the movie exactly the way you feel and write about the book.
I have said the same things you write on this book review about the movie. I've been wanting to read the book in hope that I'd prove myself wrong and it was the movie that changed the message of the book. From your review it seems that the book does exactly what I thought its movie does -- It passes a dangerous messages that basically gives young people or anyone on the verge of suicide the Ok to go for it and an excuse, a justification for it. I hated how Hanna's suicide was glorified as a justifiable revenge and made it look as if she was still there, which erases the fact of the permanency of death.
There are so many wrong things with this and I'm so glad you have mentioned them in such a common sense details. Tape 11 has been updated. I really thought I wasn't going to review this book.
But a status sharing certain anti-anti 13 Reasons Why sentiments did that make sense? Let me preface this by saying: If this book or television show helped you in any way , this review is not for you.
We all have our coping mechanisms, we all have our favorite books - I am absolutely not here to shit on anyone's fave. If you liked this book, that's good. Please don't read this. I reserve the right not to be nice to you if you comment on this saying I'm being unfair. There are two sides to this debate. One side thinks this book and the son of Satan television show it spawned is inspiring, important, other positive i-words.
I'm going to try to outline for you why I feel that way. If this at any point seems like I'm telling you you're not allowed to be a fan of this shit, I'm not. But I passionately hate it, so don't expect objectivity. Also, this contains spoilers for both the book and the show, of course. Let's get started. I'll organize this by my very own thirteen reasons.
TAPE 1: Hannah Baker is not a mentally ill character. More on that in a later tape. TAPE 2: Suicide glorification. Especially in those tender, self-centered years in middle and high school. If I died, then they would know.
The mean girls would regret their choices, the guy who never noticed you would wish he had, your friends would worship your memory, your school would make you a martyr.
As you mature, you recognize that. But everyone you ever knew does. They might not even remember you. They, after all, like you, are only teenagers. But not in the world of Thirteen Reasons Why. You are talked about beyond life. You act as a hero, distributing punishments and harsh words as you see fit, with no repercussions for your actions.
Your old friends will miss you, the bullies will be humiliated and that humiliation wills them into realizations, the boy you liked desperately wishes that he had just told you he liked you too. No one will criticize you for placing that unfair burden on them. God, you guys.
TAPE 3: Remember earlier, how I posited that most everybody has thought about suicide - at least in the abstract?
And how that most often happens in middle and high school? The same vulnerable, depressed, self-hating group that already has the tendency to think of suicide as an appropriate option. I have three younger siblings. My sisters are seventeen and fifteen; my brother is twelve.
My sisters and each and every one of their friends have watched this fucking show. I begged my brother not to watch it, even though all of his friends have seen it. Do you understand that? Do you see what the stakes of this are? Every student in every middle and high school in America will be told to watch this show. TAPE 4: Having problems?
Just kill yourself. The only potential solution offered within the narrative is suicide. And, as I talked about earlier, it works out pretty fucking well for Hannah Baker. TAPE 5: Why is this being treated like fucking Bring It On? Pick a lane: TAPE 6: The show gives trigger warnings. My friend, who has struggled with depression and suicidal thoughts, and is triggered by sexual assault, had a series of panic attacks due to this show.
But she finished it - against my urging - because she thought it would give some important message or theme to the audience watching it. But it doesn't. And she put herself through that for nothing. TAPE 7: Hannah has reasons for committing suicide. It feels like there are no bright spots and no way out. The difference? Everybody feels like Hannah Baker does. Everybody has the humiliating moments and regrets that, like, haunt them before they sleep every night.
But not everybody has severe depression. It both reduces the trauma of having depression and indicates suicide as an option for people who may have never considered it otherwise. TAPE 8: Making the guidance counselor a villain is maybe one of the most irresponsible attempts at drama in this stupid fucking narrative. Teenagers everywhere: This book and show are total fucking bullshit.
Your guidance counselors know exactly what to do. If you feel safe to confide in a guidance counselor, do it. A teacher, a parent, a school administrator. TAPE 9: The experts say fuck this. TAPE Say the word depression. How goddamn hard is it? Fuck your quasi-advocacy. This is an instruction manual. Check my notifications, see one from The Washington Post. Feel awful for that poor vulnerable kid, but also think, Of course. It happened. A year-old in Peru committed suicide and left tapes.
Look at all these beautiful teens. It just feels especially significant when you think about how smugly this show pats itself on the back. That goddamn ending. This show just makes no fucking sense. Bottom line: Fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck this book, this show, Jay Asher, and anyone who had any part in bringing it into existence.
Autumn I loved the book, but also loved your review. I just hope that if anyone reads this book it will make them want to know more about the true consequences of suicide rather than the false ones in the book.
I read a book recently called Bully 70 short stories from authors. I hope that someone like you who is incensed by this book and wants to write will make one that shows the truth not, what the person who is considered suicide thinks will happen. It is conversations had like this that help broaden us as humans.
Unfortunately those who do commit suicide never hear from those who can tell them how beautiful hope is on the other side of pain. They only hear from this book that you can get revenge.
Also one more thing anyone who criticizes you for your opinion is the smaller one. I know I just criticized them, but I believe there is a difference.
Mainly cause I am criticizing their actions and they are criticizing your opinion. Ella I've always had pretty good mental health, but I've got friends who don't and I pretty much begged them not to watch this show they didn't listen I've always had pretty good mental health, but I've got friends who don't and I pretty much begged them not to watch this show they didn't listen I can't believe that someone would publish a story like this and not expect there to be repercussions.
It actually blows my mind. It is told from the perspective of Clay, but is mostly about the life of Hannah - a girl who recently killed herself. After her death, Clay receives a set of cassette tapes on which Hannah explains the thirteen reasons why she decided to kill herself. And he is one of them. It is extremely compelling - unputdownable almost - but a problem many readers have is that the book relies on your sympathy for Hannah to effectively relay its message, and yet Hannah comes off as bratty, selfish and ofttimes over-sensitive.
Many of her "reasons" are things that everyone has experienced at some point and people generally file those under "bad days" and definitely don't kill themselves because of it. But actually, I completely understood and sympathized with Hannah. As a suicide survivor, I even related to her at times.
And, though I don't attempt to speak for everyone, I feel in a position to attest that there can be something bratty and selfish about suicide. I think this book captured a certain feeling very well and I disagree with those who thought Hannah wasn't realistically suicidal. It's true that nobody kills themselves because they get stood up, and nobody kills themselves because some douche groped their ass, and nobody kills themselves because of a mean rumour People like to look for clear-cut reasons that make sense.
They want Hannah to give a good reason why she killed herself. But, in reality, it so rarely is one big reason you can point to. Most of the time, the little things all build up, day after day, one small thing after another, until the little reasons all blend into a single feeling of hopelessness. That is what this book is about. And it's also about taking responsibility for your actions and understanding how your small selfish acts can affect someone else.
I did not have an issue believing in or finding sympathy for Hannah. My only real issue with this book was Clay, the revelation about him, and the way he viewed the truth about Hannah. Clay changes his mind about Hannah based on what he hears and decides she did not deserve to be slut-shamed because the rumours weren't true. But - would she have deserved the treatment any more if she had done what the rumours said?
And I wish the book had taken the opportunity to address that. But otherwise, this is a creative pageturner, even if it seems a bit strange that cassette tapes were being used in I liked it a lot and it really made me think. View all 96 comments. I did not like this book. I don't know why this book is so popular. And I honestly don't know what all the rave is about. I heard so many great things about this novel, that's why I read it. While this was a good book, well written and all…the plot was just not good enough—no, the reasons leading to Hannah Baker killing herself were not believable enough for me.
I mean sure, they did some horrible things to her in high school, that doesn't mean you should just go off and commit suicide. As far as I'm concerned, those kinds of situations happen to everyone. And I don't believe for one second that no one noticed that she wanted to commit suicide. What about her haircut? Didn't the author mention that the teacher passed out a flyer called "The Warning Signs of a Suicidal Individual?
What about "Giving away possessions? Didn't Hannah leave an anonymous note telling the teacher that? After she told Mr. And he didn't stop her? Come on, they couldn't have been that dumb! Hannah, above all, just sounded whiny. And I just couldn't sympathize with her character. And committing suicide and then blaming people for it is just a stupid excuse for killing herself. She was the one that decided to kill herself, not them—not anyone.
She just needed someone to blame. And poor Clay! If Clay wasn't one of the reasons Hannah killed herself, then why put him through the agony? Why give him the tapes? She could've just written him a letter.
And Tony! Hannah put even the ones that had nothing to do with her in pain. For example: Because I know he was hurting, too. He felt helpless because he couldn't have saved her.
One second I'm reading in Clay's point of view, the next Hannah's. Also, I think suicide is a very serious issue so I didn't really buy Jay Asher's portrayal of Hannah's feelings. If someone wanted to commit suicide, their emotion had to be deeper, stronger than just hatred and petty resentment for having a bad reputation in High School.
Therefore, I thought Hannah's emotions weren't very serious, even childish and overly dramatic at times. And after finishing the books I was like, "seriously?! That's why she killed herself?! This was like telling them, "what the heck, end your life if you're so miserable. Just found out this is going to be a movie. Starring Selena Gomez.
Also, if you want to know more about Hannah's reasons, read message 6. I figured this deserved a real review. I'm a bipolar chick. I'm a girl who has struggled with suicidal thoughts since she was nine years old at the very latest. And I just do not buy 13RW's representation of a suicidal girl. The very premise of the book is flawed to me; you don't kill yourself for REASONS, you kill yourself because there is a bug in your brain gnawing at you and sucking out any valuable thought you've ever had, and I never saw that kind of bug in Hannah.
I saw a girl who killed h I figured this deserved a real review. I saw a girl who killed herself because boys were mean to her, and I think that if you reversed the sexes and made it a boy who killed himself for Hannah's reasons, no one would have bought it. It's a symptom of a larger epidemic you see all the times in discussions of girls with mental illness.
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Boys are legitimately fucked up and have genuine struggles with mental health, but girls are hysterical. Hannah's depression is entirely circumstantial, as is her suicide, and I just do not buy it. Not to mention I think it's a complete cop-out to have Clay be the only guy on the list who didn't fuck her up. It was compelling, I'll give it that. I read it in one night about five years ago.
Jan 30, C. I read this book back in when I was a teen and I hated it. I still hate it. My review is getting a lot of traffic atm so I'm just going to do a little update and leave you some links to better reviews that tell how problematic the story is: Tweet thread on the problematic show. Article on why it's dangerous. Goodreads review on why it's seriously bad. I'm not responding to comments because wtf is going on in the comment section I have no idea. I'm sorry my review is more distraught and emotional than analytical and full of logical reasoning.
I don't care if you like this book, but be respectful of people who say it's triggering, problematic, and sends a dangerous message about romanticising suicide and condoning revenge suicide. I have also had to talk someone down from killing themselves and let me tell you: It was the worst moment of my life. I still nearly cry when I think about it. Because if they'd gone ahead to kill themselves, would I be to blame?
Any book that says that yes I would be to blame like this book is saying is poisonous. Please don't read it if you've had suicidal thoughts or know people who've committed suicide. You won't be encouraged. You'll be triggered. But this one? I hated it. I hated the message the author was sending. I think it was wrong and cruel. Obviously, this is just my opinion! But I will enver recommend this book.
To a certain extent, that can be true. She was just as guilty, and more so, then any of the kids that teased her, because she then ruined and destroyed 13 lives. I hate that. I hate the message this book sends. I hate how Clay even GOT the tapes. It was totally against the rules she set up. I was so angry and so distressed when I finished this book, it almost turned me off reading.
And this made me hate them oh-so-much. This book is in no way okay. View all 69 comments. Apr 06, Emma Giordano rated it it was amazing Shelves: I had heard very mixed things for some time and it seemed a lot of readers were very divided on this book, but I personally really loved it.
Maybe the author did not go about things in the best way in my personal opinion but I do think the message that your actions influence others in ways you may not realize came across well.
The path to get there was not perfect, but the execution was. I also despise the reviews on here saying that "Hannah had no excuse to kill herself, she was not depressed enough and it wasn't believable for her to commit suicide because of these reasons. Work on your stigma regarding people with mental illness. I am SO SO SORRY that you feel someone who is a victim of bullying, sexual harassment,t sexual assault, who reaches out for help and is told to "move on" is not a "good enough excuse to kill themselves" but I am NOT HERE for delegitimizing one's personal suffering because it wasn't something you have experienced.
Depression manifests in a multitude of ways. People commit suicide for a variety of reasons. I've been diagnosed with clinical depressed and spent most of my adolescence in a cycle of self harm and suicidal ideation. Can I related to Hannah Baker? No, I cannot. Our stories are very different. But that does not mean it is impossible for her experience to exist, or that others will be unable to relate to what this poor girl went through.
If you view life through a singular lens, I promise, you will continually be let down by those who's lives do not perfectly mirror your own. I also want to note that I DO see why this book has upset so many people.
I really do see the perspective of others who disagree with this book and don't feel it achieved what it was trying to, I just personally feel differently.
It was a great experience and I'm glad I read it! View all 16 comments. A Conversation From Yesterday You are a reader, right?
If you haven't read it, you should read it. It's about suicide. Hmmmm, yeah I think that sounds familiar. Hold on lemme check. I see that this book is pretty well-loved and highly reviewed, but I quite frankly don't see the same beauty as everyone else. So if you are someone who loved this book and loved Hannah, you should probably pass on my review because it might piss you off. Hannah's ridiculous 13 tape manifesto is all about laying people out for not seeing or simply failing to care how their actions affected Hannah.
She plainly says that she asked Courtney over to her home--not to befriend her--but to help her catch Tyler peeping in her window with his camera. Also, later she describes how she engages a random girl with whom she's never spoken to before in conversation in order to look beyond the girl's shoulder and catch Zach stealing notes out of her "Encouragement bag. How do you think Courtney felt being asked over to your house simply to playact for a peeping Tom?
On and on Hannah rants at everyone about how dare they do this and how dare they do that to her - but seriously - watching her hypocritically commit similar actions of insensitivity and constantly put herself in asinine situations completely undermined any sympathy I had for her. Do I think it's fucked up that Tyler peeped into her window a situation that felt totally contrived? Is it fucked up she witnessed a rape and felt guilt for not acting to stop it?
Same with the stop sign situation. But by the time most of those things happen, she has already dug her own grave in her mind. AND she did nothing to try and solve her own problems.
Being a female teenager especially sucks. But what Hannah failed to realize is that almost every other character in her story was just trying to do the same thing as her: I'm all for being mindful of your words and trying to be aware of how your actions affect others; however, you can only do your best--but to think constantly about how your every word and action might affect someone else can result in complete paralyzation. I'm not anti-suicide and I'm not railing against Hannah for choosing that course.
I'm just not down with the 13 tapes vilifying other people for not thinking about how every move they made affected Hannah. You can't control what other people do and how they act, but you can control how you respond. View all 81 comments. Poorly Sketched Supporting Characters: Hannah, the girl who killed herself, and Clay, the boy she sent her "suicide note" tapes to, were fairly believable and well-drawn individuals.
But everyone else in the story seems interchangeable, with motivations that are never made clear or seem to constantly switch to serve the purposes of the plot. I couldn't tell the difference between Courtney Crimson and Jessica and Mr. Porter, if there was one, and I couldn't keep track of what they did to Hannah.
They seemed like a stock supporting cast of high school kids and teachers that Asher picked out of a hat. An Unlikable "Heroine": Hannah blames everyone else for her problems, then kills herself and drags everyone else into her misery too.
Sure, she went through some rough stuff, but was it really that much worse than what most high schoolers deal with, and get over? She's like a vengeful harpy, tormenting those she blames for pushing her over the edge and haunting them from beyond the grave. What a great role model for kids.
Like I said, Hannah and Clay are somewhat believable characters, but they often speak - and think - in ways that no teenager does. There's way too much of Clay "talking" to Hannah in his head along the lines of, "Hannah, why did you do that? And Hannah's always saying stuff like "I bet you wonder how you fit into all of this… well, you'll soon find out! Soap Opera Melodrama: The dialogue and action in this book are ridiculously exaggerated and overwrought, even by the histrionic standards of young adult fiction.
There's almost no subtlety. I mean, I know teenagers love drama, but does Asher have to telegraph every emotion, every twist in the plot, with a metaphorical exclamation point?
It's like a Lifetime movie about suicide. The literary equivalent of a shitty, screamy emo song. Amateurish Writing: This kind of dovetails with the points above, but… I really don't understand how this got a good review from anyone over the age of There's way too much telling and not enough showing in this book. It almost reads like it was written by a high schooler, minus the authenticity. The contrast between the two young adult novels couldn't be more clear.
Alexie's is a realistic, clever, and often heartbreaking story of what it means to grow up as an outcast that ultimately transcends its setting and resonates across generations and backgrounds. Asher's is an overcooked, amateurishly written, poorly realized picture of overdramatic suburban kids chasing their own tails into oblivion. I'll admit, this one had me going, even after I realized I was being taken for a ride and didn't much like it, I kept reading.
Partly because I was reading it while substitute teaching an English class where all the kids were reading too, so I had nothing better to do. But I was also really hoping the ending would redeem some of the shortcomings and make it worthwhile.
It just fizzles out. Big waste of time. When I first read about this book and its basic narrative conceit, I was intrigued. Sure, the plot structure is very high-concept, but so was Slaughterhouse-Five. And the basic message of the story, that one small action or remark can have huge and possibly terrible repercussions in another person's life, is certainly true and a lesson than every teenager should learn.
It makes for a great cover and book jacket. Too bad everything in between sucks. Asher should have written a synopsis and then handed it off to somebody with some talent. No further explanation needed. Pretty much dripping from every page of this thing is the smug sense of self-satisfaction Asher must have felt while writing it. In the age of cyber-bullying and sexting, teen suicide is becoming an even more complicated and difficult issue.
But this book doesn't really have anything new, insightful, or helpful to say about it. Hannah kills herself for reasons that, to put it bluntly, are bullshit. A few rumors? A car accident she was only tangentially connected to?
Witnessing a date rape? All of these are traumatic to varying degrees, but none of them are likely reasons someone would off themselves. As somebody who's worked with kids with mental illness, who've suffered physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, this whole thing just strained credibility.
Hannah's way too self-assured and in touch with her emotions to be suicidal. Kids who try to kill themselves do so either in a period of extreme emotional upheaval or because there is a terrible, relentless drumbeat within their beings that sucks the joy out of existence.
Never did I get the sense that Hannah felt this way. She seemed to want to kill herself as a kind of performance art, or to get back at the people who wronged her, which is definitely not why most kids do it.
To continue with the point above, this book really does a disservice to the perception of kids who are seriously ill and need help. It presents suicide as a choice made by whiny kids who bring most of their problems on themselves and do it as a kind of revenge on the world. Like I said, this is not why most kids do it. They are seriously fucked up, either by brain chemistry, drugs, or terrible experiences in their past, the kind of stuff that Hannah never even comes close to.
Sure, there are kids who kill themselves because of being bullied, or called sluts, or whatever, but even in those cases the trauma is much more severe than it was here. Asher either doesn't have the guts to portray depression, abuse, and suicide the way they really are, or more likely he doesn't know much about them, but wanted to get famous writing a book about it anyways. I know this is a serious charge to make, but hear me out for a second. Throughout the book, Asher makes all the rather trivial stuff that happens to Hannah seem like a huge deal.
Now, to be fair, the kind of moderate bullying Hannah endures would seem terrible to a suburban high schooler who hasn't dealt with much worse. But nowhere in the book does Asher try to show his teenage readers that such stuff is, in fact, extremely trivial and not worth getting your panties in a bunch over, that there is a big, beautiful world just past the edge of the strip malls and subdivisions of suburban rot if only they'd quit navel gazing for a minute, and none of that high school shit is worth killing oneself over.
I'm not saying young adult books have to be all sunshine and rainbows, far from it, but if you're gonna read a book for kids about suicide, at least give some compelling reasons not to do it. Instead, he almost validates Hannah's actions. The whole book is about thirteen reasons why she killed herself, for chrissakes.
Sure, Clay does a lot of hand-wringing and, "why, Hannah, why? Instead, Asher wallows in emo-ness from start to finish because he knows that's what his readers want. Problem is, a particularly depressed reader could easily get the impression that if Hannah killed herself for some pretty petty reasons, than they who are probably suffering through actual, legitimate shit should do it to.
View all 37 comments. Jay Asher just completely blew me away. View all 36 comments. I absolutely loved this book. What an eye opener. In Thirteen Reasons Why we listen to audio tapes that was sent to 13 people by Hannah who committed suicide, to explain her reasons why. First I want to mention that to all the reviewers who say that her reasons weren't "good enough" for her to kill herself, you're wrong.
Everyone doesn't cope with situations the same way, and problems that may seem minimalistic to you, can send the next person into depression. We all have our own ways of working I absolutely loved this book. We all have our own ways of working through our issues, and some have a much harder time than others. These were her reasons to commit suicide, which were enough for her, who are we to judge?
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Personally I thought it was amazingly done and very realistic. There weren't any embellishments or glorifications, it was true portrayal of teen suicide. We go through the story with Clay while he is listening to Hannah's tapes. I really though this was a great way to pace the story and build up the suspense. And every single page is full of suspense. I really could have stayed up all night reading it.
The story contains a lot of emotions; Intense and raw emotions. We go through them with Hannah as well as Clay, simultaneously. Hearing her tapes makes us realize that our actions, however small, can have a whirlwind of an effect on others. Yes, sending those tapes may have been a little mean. But obviously there was a lot going on with Hannah and she needed to get this out. I don't condone her for it, but I can understand why she thought it necessary. It's not an easy subject to talk about, and suicide is not something to take lightly.
Asher did an amazing job of taking a sensitive subject and writing a very touching, mesmerizing novel. View all 25 comments. Which makes me feel a little conflicted about the rating.
This book will stay with me for a while, it made me think , but it also had its flaws. I thought the novel was based on an original and great concept. We have a simultaneous narration: While that is without doubt the perfect way to tell this story that can probably be enjoyed even more in an audiobook format , I sometimes found it hard to distinguish their voices. I read a sentence, and when I went over it too quickly, I sometimes had to check back if it was in bold or italic to find out who actually said what.
While Clay certainly was a sweet guy, I found him to be almost too nice to be true and compared with Hannah, his character and voice felt rather flat. Also, I expected this story to make me sad and touch me deeply because, after all, it is a story about missed opportunities, about a life ending much too soon, about guilt and grief.
Unfortunately, that was not the case. I wanted to know her story, to get an idea what made her feel so depressed and alone. I read in quite some reviews that people thought her reasons to commit suicide were shallow. Sometimes small things add up to each other, and when you suffer from depression, as Hannah clearly did, even everyday life can be too much for you to take. It can make everything feel like a chore.
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Yet, I also found it difficult to understand why Hannah went to such lengths to record her tapes and make sure everybody received them. It seemed to be more about getting back at the people who hurt her than about closure and explanation. Those people did her wrong, no question, but do they deserve what they got? She also had her faults, made wrong decisions and — in the end — gave up.
What is actually worse? Knowing exactly why somebody killed himself and what role you yourself played in his decision? Or living with the fact that you will never find out what caused his suicide and that your questions will never be answered?
View all 42 comments. Things that happened to make Hannah Baker kill herself: Someone made up a rumour that she let a boy put his hands under her shirt in a park.
Someone was taking pictures of her through her bedroom window and she reacted by posing with a friend as though they were giving each other sensual massages Someone asked her to drive them to and from a party. Someone stole the compliments out of her comp Things that happened to make Hannah Baker kill herself: Someone stole the compliments out of her compliment box. All these and other teenage angst happen which Hannah deems unforgivable. And then she witnesses a rape that she could easily have stopped but didn't.
And suddenly she's like "oh God the room is spinning my emotions I'm like so drunk and can't see through my tears So basically when she allows a classmate to be raped in front of her it's fine because, like, her head wasn't in the right place or something, but when other people don't acknowledge her new haircut it's because they are purposely attacking her and they deserve to be punished.
This book makes a mockery of suicide.
We don't ever get a sense that Hannah is depressed. It's more like she's doing it as some messed up experiment. I found her to be way too amused by her own vicious stunt to feel even a shred of empathy for her. It's a book about a pathetic, selfish witch with a severe lack of moral fibre who kills herself and then sends out sick and twisted recordings to thirteen people telling them it was their fault so that what?
They can feel guilty for the rest of their lives because they weren't the nicest person ever to Hannah one time back when they were a teenager? I would argue it is much more severe then any bullying Hannah was on the receiving end of.
Ultimately, Thirteen Reasons Why waters down suicide to make it look like an awesome revenge tactic rather than an incredibly serious and sensitive issue that many teens are dealing with every day. It is not a game! Nobody makes a TV show about you. Your classmates will only think of you ten years later when their memory is triggered and they go "ah, yes, a girl at my school killed herself once Pass the salt please.
View all 72 comments. My face, when everyone keeps coming on my review to tell me that my feelings about this book are "wrong. I'm entitled to mine and you're entitled to yours and they don't affect one another in any way.
Do you know people who are suicidal? Has anyone close to you tried to kill themselves or had someone close to them kill themselves? My best friend growing up, her father committed suicide. I hope she never reads this book. People who are clinically depressed, people who feel like they have no other option but to kill themselves, don't do it because of a tiny, trivial reason. They do it because there is an imbalance in their brain, or something so horrific happened to them that they feel like they can't live in their own skin anymore.
If we hadn't had a glimpse inside of Hannah's head, I would have thought that maybe she was in a such a dark place that she felt like she had no other option but to kill herself. However, we hear Hannah voice throughout the story through her tapes. She doesn't sound depressed. She sounds vindictive and petty. Why doesn't she think about how her tapes could make someone else kill themselves, huh? To make it seem like a friend or loved one, doing something minor or mundane, could cause a suicide is a horrible seed to plant.
It takes years for loved ones of suicide victims to stop blaming themselves. Does my childhood friend deserve to question, "If I just cleaned my room or didn't yell at my dad that one last time, would he have not killed himself? Sure, teenagers could be a lot nicer to each other. I'm all for anything that reduces bullying and objectifying of women.
If readers take away that message from this book, than I guess I'm okay with that on some level. But for the reader who struggles with bipolar disorder or clinical depression, the teen with the mom who won't get out of bed, the husband whose wife ODs on pills Don't dissect your life and think about what you could have done differently.
Maybe we find out more about Hannah after that point. I wasn't interested enough to find out. View all 53 comments. I bought "Thirteen Reasons Why" after hearing so much about it on the internet - and from my 3 sons - and I just knew I had to find out what the hype was all about for myself.
Actually I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and found it very compelling so I'm a little apprehensive about leaving a positive review after reading so many negative comments about it, but I suppose it is only everyone's opinion. I started reading this book at bedtime and whenever I woke up during the night and throughou I bought "Thirteen Reasons Why" after hearing so much about it on the internet - and from my 3 sons - and I just knew I had to find out what the hype was all about for myself.
I started reading this book at bedtime and whenever I woke up during the night and throughout the next day when I wasn't reading it, I was constantly thinking about the characters - it had such a pull to it. I didn't have a problem with the writing style at all, the unique way in which the author, Jay Asher, created a dual narrative between Hannah on the tapes and Clay listening to them and commenting was very unusual and new to me, and I really took to it - it played out perfectly in my mind.
I imagine everyone knows the blurb to this book so I won't go into that other than it is aimed at a young adult audience. Some people believe that Hannah was selfish and petty with a 'I've been badly done to' attitude but who knows when the straw will break the camel's back?
We've probably all experienced bad times at senior school at some point or another and know it can have a very profound effect on your emotions at such a vulnerable age. Does the book glorify suicide? Does it make someone want to go out and take their own life?
I have my opinions but you'll have to read the book and decide for yourself. What I do know is - it's a work of fiction and I read it as that, but I'm much older and wiser than most of the average readers of this book and I think that does make a big difference.
I don't think I'll be watching the TV show should it make mainstream English TV as it is primarily aimed at a much younger audience and I think I'd rather remember the book is it was originally written.
I would say don't be put off by any of the negative reviews you may come across, I dithered for a while over reading it, but I have to say it's a book that I did enjoy reading and I know will stay with me a long time.
View all 57 comments. I hope no one suicidal or anyone that has seen the effects of suicide ever reads this. Hated this. View all 21 comments. This book was very engrossing and suspenseful, but in the end it just pissed me off.
I don't know how to put this in more delicate terms, so if I make my case rather bluntly or insensitively, I do so only because I don't want to tiptoe around what I really feel. Basically, I understand why some people turn to suicide as the only option out. I understand the feeling of helplessness and misery that could make a person decide that taking herself out is the only way to stop the pain.
But after experi This book was very engrossing and suspenseful, but in the end it just pissed me off. But after experiencing the aftermath of suicides in my extended family and, more pointedly, in my graduating class in high school, I have erased it as any option I would ever consider for myself.
And even though I understand why people would kill themselves, that does not mean I agree that they are making the right choice. When the suicides happened my senior year, the school was loathe to talk about it except on a student-by-student basis. They believed that making too much out of the suicide glorified it and encouraged other kids to commit suicide in order to get the same attention.
I don't know that I disagree, but I do know that not providing teenagers with information means they create their own answers, which can be worse. But I also remember that everyone wondered about their personal relationships with the people who died, if seemingly inconsequential statements contributed to the final act of despair.
This book is basically saying, "Yes, in fact, your actions are one of the 13 reasons why I killed myself. Don't get me wrong, the people who Hannah blames for her downward spiral were all jerks to her. But she wasn't the only person in the school tormented by these people. The tapes portray Hannah as the number one target at school, but didn't we all feel that way except for those handful of people who claim to have loved high school and who I will never understand? What makes it worse for Hannah than for anyone else?
Why do some of us survive it and she couldn't? Or better yet, what actions of Hannah's, inspired by her own unhappiness, contributed to the despair of another person who may later consider suicide? I think that the author was trying to say that there is never one single reason for a person to commit suicide, and that we should be aware of how we treat other people because we don't know the power of our own seemingly inconsequential actions.
He was telling us to reach out to people who seem alone and vulnerable even if they try to push us away. I agree with all of this. However, the author failed to make the point that different people deal with life in different ways and have different capacities for dealing with it.
He needed to make the point that Hannah wasn't strong to begin with, that she was already emotionally vulnerable or unstable. Because otherwise, everyone who survives high school gossip and cruelty would be a triumph, when really I've found that it's quite commonplace.
Most people did not kill themselves in high school despite 13 or more reasons to do so. I've never been the kind of person who is comforted by thoughts like, "Think how much worse someone else has it. Your own problems will always seem bigger that anyone else's because they are your own. But the author never explained why these experiences crushed Hannah while others somehow got by. I'm not saying it couldn't happen that way.
But why couldn't she - specifically Hannah - handle it? In the end, this book just made me mad because we are led through this narrative in which we succumb to Hannah's interpretation of events and her justification for her death. If the author's point was to show that the average cruelties of high school, when taken together, can lead someone to suicide, then he also needs to show why it doesn't.
I don't believe in sugar-coating life for teenagers, and I don't believe in censoring books because they may "encourage undesirable behavior. And it pisses me off that a book would give me a reaction opposite of what I claim to believe. View all 19 comments. View all 38 comments. May 21, Laura Herondale rated it did not like it Shelves: I want to start off by saying that I'll be talking about both the book and season 1 of the tv show in this review. I also want to state that I watched the show before I read the book.
This review will contain unmarked spoilers, but they're pretty minor. I will not be mentioning season 2 of the show, even though it's release is what made me want to write this, because I will not be watching season 2 of the show.
I was diagnosed with Major Depression and Generalised Anxiety Disorder when I was 15, I want to start off by saying that I'll be talking about both the book and season 1 of the tv show in this review.
I was diagnosed with Major Depression and Generalised Anxiety Disorder when I was 15, and was experiencing symptoms for three years before that. I've gone through a stage in my life where I self-harmed and experienced suicidal ideation. I was, for the most part, fine whilst watching the first season of 13 Reasons Why, but there was one scene which I will talk about later that badly triggered my depression, and I've decided that it would be better for my mental health to not continue with the tv series.
I also wanted to mention that I have seen many different psychology professionals in the past few years: I'm not here to tell you all that my opinion is better than yours, or worth more, just because I have experience with mental illnesses and counselors. Because it's not. But I wanted to mention it, because I will be drawing a lot from my personal experience throughout this review, so you kind of need to know what my personal experience is.
However, I welcome any differing or similar opinions, and encourage you to tell me your thoughts on this book in the comments. Anyway, enough introductions, it's time to review my first ever one star read.
Usually when I review books, I'll talk about the characters, the writing, the tropes etc. Don't remember me. Precious Diane. Precious Diane pinned post 5 Feb So Sierra lives two lives: 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: 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: What Light is a love story that's moving and life-affirming and completely unforgettable. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker--his classmate and crush--who committed suicide two weeks earlier.
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