Thirteen Reasons Why

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by Jay Asher (Goodreads Author)

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Jessica Ralph NOO! I had severe depression, anxiety, and paranoia when I first decided to read it. I thought, like I'm sure you are right now, that by having her…moreNOO! I had severe depression, anxiety, and paranoia when I first decided to read it. I thought, like I'm sure you are right now, that by having her read it she will realize she is not the only one going through things like this. However, AND I CANNOT MAKE THIS CLEAR ENOUGH, this will in NO WAY help her. Reading about a successful suicide will only push her further to the edge and reading the book in general with its negative connotation and emphasis on depression will only make it validate her depression even more. She will also feel that help is not possible, seeing as when Hannah asked for help she did not receive any, your friend will be detoured even further from asking. If you still think it might be helpful, I agree with one of the earlier comments by a user "Em", read it together and make sure she understands that this is one of the worst possible scenarios and let her know that you are there for her at all times to talk about anything. Primarily, you should advise an adult about the situation to ensure your friends safety, depending on how far gone she is, a book will not help to bring her back from where she is at. I hope everything works out, honestly.(less)
Tanna I feel like with most books that get turned into screen plays, the book is much better. The same goes for this. I first read this book maybe 7-8 years…moreI feel like with most books that get turned into screen plays, the book is much better. The same goes for this. I first read this book maybe 7-8 years ago and have read it a couple times over and really enjoyed it. The book is dark and intense and worth the read. They changed and added so many things in order to get 13 1-hour long episodes just for the sake of filling up time.(less)
Maine Caulfield I believe it’s actually a middle grade book, but would be a good read for high school

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