Thirteen Reasons Why
On tape, Hannah explains that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find o...more
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“When you mess with one part of a person’s life, you’re messing with their entire life. Everything. . . affects everything.”
Sometimes it's hard to see why other people might dislike a book you enjoy, but with Thirteen Reasons Why, I can understand it perfectly.
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 ...more
REVIEW: 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, t ...more
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 ...more
I hate Thirteen Reasons Why. And here’s why.
Most of all, it glamorises suicide.
I'm putting this at the top because I can't believe I missed it in my original review. And this is a controversial point, because most of my Goodreads friends, whose opinions I would hold up as gospel, loved this book for its realistic and harrowing portrayal of teen suicide.
This book is one big glamorous m ...more
and people love this book like cookies!
backtrack. plot: a girl kills herself. but before she goes, she makes a series of audio cassettes and mails them to an individual, with instructions to pass them along to the next person mentioned on the tapes, which are a c ...more
eta: for everyone that thinks hannah's suicide was unbelievable, or that the reasons were just stupid and petty, take a moment and think about how what happened could have been the impetus for suicide. it's no ...more
I thought the novel was based on an original and great concept. We have a simulta ...more
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 ...more
I am so happy that I finally decided to pick up this book. I've heard nothing but hype and it is completely deserved.
Thirteen Reasons Why changed me. It made me step back from my life and realize that every action I take affects someone else, positively or negatively. I've studied the butterfly effect in school and I knew what it was as a concept but it didn't really hit me until this book.
Hannah's voice is eerie and powerful and really made this story stand out. Even knowi ...more
13. 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' ...more
Obviously it’s about suicide. And I feel like the message was (so wrong ) that everyone is to blame for one person’s suicide. To a certain extent ...more
I don’t know about you, but I love getting stuff in the mail, especially getting packages. Well so does the main character of this story, Clay. But Clay would rather have not received this package.
Hannah Baker. Clay has had a crush on Hannah forever, but he never had the guts to really tell her. Now he never will. Hannah committed suicide. But before Hannah killed herself she left somethi ...more
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 ...more
underneath God's sky and
don't just see me with your eyes
this mask of flesh and bone and
for my soul
Trigger Warning: Suicide
For some reason, I've been in the mood to read books with a strong topic and subject, involving something personal or something I can relate to in any way; something I can feel emotions with. Thirteen Reasons Why really wasn't it. It wasn't an emotional book. I've heard it's such a sad book that makes you cry and sob hard, but I didn't f ...more
“You can't stop the futureThirteen Reasons Why is a book I’ve been meaning to read for about 5 years. My sister read it and told me I’d love it. I do love books that make me cry and since the book is being made into a Netflix series next month, I thought why not give it a go. As depressing as this one was, though- I didn’t shed one tear. I’m not sure what that says about me or the story. Honestly, I have conflict ...more
You can't rewind the past
The only way to learn the secret
...is to press play.”
Hated it, hated it, hated it. DNFed at 30%.
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 horri ...more
I don't often write introductions to my reviews. In fact, the last time I can remember doing so was with the wonderful PUCKER by Melanie Gideon, which I read in 2006. However, THIRTEEN REASONS WHY, the debut novel from author Jay Asher, is the type of book that begs an introduction. So if you'd like to skip down to the third paragraph for the "meat" of the story, I won't hold it against you -- but you'll be missing something important.
If you have the chance to ...more
I didn't sym ...more
I had this book on my reading list for a couple of years. When a GR friend of mine read it recently, and rated it 1-star, I thought that maaaaaaaybe she was over-reacting a little- and bumped it up on my list to see what had set her off. Now I know. *Yaaaaaay*
If I had reviewed this a couple of days ago- this would have been a scathing angry review (which is why I waited) I don't like writing scathing angry reviews- and maaaaaaaany people loved this bo ...more
I have been one acquainted with the night.
I have walked out in rain -- and back in rain.
I have outwalked the furthest city light.--Robert Frost
The facts are grim, but true. Suicide is the third leading cause of death for young people aged fifteen to twenty-four. It is the fourth leading cause of death for children aged ten to fourteen. The statistics are compiled by the United States Center for Disease Control. Although contributing factor ...more
I'd give it a perfect rating if I'll just base it on the ingenious storytelling. As I was reading it, there are three stories being told. One is the story of Clay Jensen while listening to the tapes. Second, Hannah Baker's story as she narrates the consecutive events that leads her to suicide. And the last would be your own story.
It made me ...more
The subject matter is definitely not easy or comfortable. This is a story of Hannah, a teenage girl who commits suicide and leaves behind a series of tapes addressed to people who she finds more or less responsible for her decision to end her life. The story is told from the point of view of Clay, Hannah's classmate and one of the people she ...more
The main character in this story is a boy named Clay who one day came home to a box of 13 tapes, each represents a reason why his friend at school Hannah Baker chose to end her life. He was devastated to figure it all out because of the fact that ...more
Una de las principales razones que me han llevado a leer este libro después de tenerlo tantos años es por su serie de Netflix (sí, mucha gente no lo sabe. Se estrena el 31 de marzo, tendrá trece capítulos y tiene muy, muy buena pinta.)
Me han gustado algunas cosas, pero no me han gustado otras. El balance general es bueno, eso sí, aunque tampoco sea un libro que me haya maravillado. El estilo del autor es curioso y utiliza algunas técnicas poco vis ...more
Co-Worker: "My kid just read this book and loved it. You are a reader, right? If you haven't read it, you should read it."
Me: "What's it called."
CW: "'Thirteen Reasons' or something. It's about suicide."
Me: Hmmmm, yeah I think that sounds familiar. Hold on lemme check.
*checking GR and finding review*
CW: "You find it?"
Me: "Um, yeah."
CW: "So you like it?"
Original (pre-gif discovery)Review:
I see that this book is pretty w ...more