Review: 13 Reasons Why

Warning: SPOILERS AND MENTIONS OF SUICIDE

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Author: Jay Asher

Pages: 336

Started: July 3, 2017

Finished: July 10, 2017

Rating: 1/5

 

 

 

 

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Goodreads Summary: 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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Review: Okay this book…. THIS book. I’m going to go on a rant about this book. Now mind you, the book was a good read but you’re probably wondering why I gave this book a one star instead of a higher rating. I’ll tell you.

Hannah Baker.

Yep, you heard right. The main character, the one who offed herself with pills.

Why do I hate her? It’s because of what she did to the thirteen people she put on her tapes. Now, in the beginning I felt sorry for her because of what Justin, Alex, and Jessica did to her. But after reading more of the book, I clearly saw Hannah just as much as a bully than the others and, you can hate me for this, but I see her as weak.

I have been in Hannah’s shoes before, I have dealt with bullying in middle and high school. I have been down the dark path of suicide at the age of 23. But you know what? I got help.

I know, getting help doesn’t work for everyone but Hannah did not get help. I know you guys are going to mob me with “Well, she did get attempt to get help.”

Uhh, no the fuck she didn’t. Yes, she went to her counselor in the end but she didn’t get help. She beat around the bush and he couldn’t help her. Sorry, if you don’t tell a professional or an adult about what’s going on in your mind, they’re not going to help you. They’re not fucking mind readers.

The rape scenes set me off so freaking bad. It didn’t trigger me in the way you think, it triggered me by pissing me off. She witness her ex best friend getting raped and she didn’t do a damn thing. Her friend didn’t even know until the tapes came out. Who the fuck does that?

Oh, and the part where Bryce “rapes” Hannah. Sorry, but she did not get raped. She knew what she was doing and guess what, she. CONSENTED.

She didn’t confront the Peeping Tom or contact the authorities, she played along with his games and guess what, she knew who it was but she didn’t do a damn thing but put him on the tapes for the twelve other people to know what he did. Because of those tapes, those people began throwing rocks at his bedroom because he’s a freak. Who does that?

The encouragement bag and poem parts are another one. She knew who it was that kept stealing her notes, but did she do anything? Fuck no, she didn’t confront him nor told the teacher. She just hid herself and spied on him doing it. Oh, and the note about suicide to the teacher set me off. She got pissed when people said positive things about helping others thinking it. Like, bitch get over yourself.

The poems, she knew the guy stole her poem and published it. Yes, I get that he took it without her permission. Yes, I would be pissed too. But don’t say anything when kids come up to you and ask if you wrote the poem and then later get butt hurt when they make parodies of it.

Sorry chick, but you brought all of this upon yourself.

Clay, also did wrong too. He saw the signs but didn’t do anything, yes it is possible that you don’t realize anything going on with the person. I don’t blame actually blame him for this because things like that happens. I’m just kind of miffed that he gave up too easily on her. Yes, he realized that he could’ve done something in the end but it was too late.

But Hannah treating him the way she did was messed up. He wasn’t supposed to be on the tapes but she put him on them anyways because she wants him to feel like fucking shit. Which, yes he did. She made it like an experiment to talk to him and when he wanted to help her, she pushed him away.

Then she turns around saying that no one was there for her and such.

Uhhh…..

Clay attempted to be there for you and you pushed him away.

So no, she has no right to say “No one was there for me” when she pushed them away or didn’t say a god damn thing in order for them to help her.

Her suicide was all for attention.

And she destroyed and embarrassed thirteen lives in the end.

Plain and simple.

This book is bad for others to read in order how to deal with suicide and things that lead up to it. This is not the book for that.

Honestly, I’m glad that school are beginning to ban this book because of how horrible it is. Also, it’s not helping students, it’s doing to complete opposite.

 

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