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 thatYou 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.
Thirteen Reasons Why 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 po
I m one of the very few people who strongly disliked Thirteen Reasons Why, so maybe I should explain to you why.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 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 monument to Ha [...]
THIRTEEN REASONS WHY I HATE THIS BOOK.Note, 6 10 17 Tape 11 has been updated.emmareadstoomuch.wordpressAlright I really thought I wasn t going to review this book But a status sharing certain anti anti13 Reasons Why sentiments did that make sense just came up onto my timeline, and I, to put it cordially, fucking snapped.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 [...]
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 kill herself [...]
WARNING I did not like this book If you did, and would hate it if someone me ranted and bitched about it, then DO NOT READ THIS REVIEWVIEW 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 [...]
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 hersel [...]
oh god, somebody buy this girl some perspective oh wait, you can t because she s dead and i, for one, am glad of it because this character would have grown up to be a rotten judgmental schoolmarmy horrorshow of an adult just horribled 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 chronicle [...]
EDIT AND UPDATE, 2017 I read this book back in 2014 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 review on why it s seriously badTE 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 distraught and e [...]
I REALLY REALLY LOVED THIS BOOK 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.I do want to say I don t think this is 100% the best book in the world for depression suicide, but I do believe it is an intersting narrative on how suicide impacts those affected, considering suicide is never a singular action I also don t necessarily agree with the content of the book as guilting and blaming those who s acti [...]
Thirteen Reasons Why This Book Sucks 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 t keep [...]
Update 7 10 15 A Conversation From YesterdayCo 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 Me Umre LMAO Original pre gif discovery Review I see that this book is pretty well loved and highly reviewed, but I quite frank [...]
eta 2 this is also the perfect book to listen to on audiotape usually i am annoyed with audiobooks, but i enjoyed listening to this one almost as much as reading it, because i was hearing hannah while driving in my car, much the same way clay was still love this book and it s boldness 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 not the w [...]
When I tried to structure my thoughts to write this review, I discovered that it s actually very hard to write something about a book I liked but didn t love I definitely have no hard feelings towards Thirteen Reasons Why but I also don t really have anything to rave about 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 simultaneou [...]
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 throug [...]
edited on 8 15 17 to add My face, when everyone keeps coming on my review to tell me that my feelings about this book are wrong A review is simply my opinion I m entitled to mine and you re entitled to yours and they don t affect one another in any way Original review from 10 20 14 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 committ [...]
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 throughout the n [...]
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 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 experiencing [...]
I thought it was a unique idea for a story but it was just too cheesy and pathetic I hope no one suicidal or anyone that has seen the effects of suicide ever reads this.
High school junior Hannah downs a bottle of pills shocking her classmates Post mordem a box of cassette tapes is sent around to 13 of peers, all of whom played a part in her ultimate suicide The summary of this story is just as shitty and ridiculous as the book There is no discussion of feelings of depression outside of how she was hurt by classmates, which, may represent the surface feelings of a depressed person, but the execution is not believable Also, the fact that this young girl commit su [...]
Lord This was even worse than I thought it would be.Hannah, I know you ve been treated unfairly and you wanted to get back at the people who wronged you But I was totally dumbfounded by this roundabout way of doing so which actually includes you losing your own life in the process.All those preparations and time and planning.Such a waste.And Asher s writing didn t help the matter either not suspenseful enough.
Put meunderneath God s sky and know medon t just see me with your eyesTake awaythis mask of flesh and bone andSee mefor my soulalone.Trigger Warning Suicide and rape.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 [...]
I have seen a lot of mixed reviews on this book The subject matter suicide is controversial The show they made of this book is controversial Because of that, I am going to avoid too much commentary on the subject matter and just say that the content of this book is serious and does affect teenagers in different ways I didn t have the easiest if teenage years, but I made it through okay, so it would be easy for me to say that this story is an overreaction But, I would be a fool to not understand [...]
You can t stop the futureYou can t rewind the pastThe only way to learn the secret to press play Thirteen 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 conflicting feelings about [...]
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Nothing justifies suicide Nothing.This is the tenth anniversary edition of the novel which includes a new foreword by the author, along with some comments about the process of the original publication and even the original ending not used in the finished novelVEL V NETFLIX DAWN OF ADAPTATIONSIt s not rare that if you haven t read this novel before and now you ll do it, it s because the Netflix TV series, and that s nothing wrong with that Certainly films and TV series are great promoters when th [...]
Rating Review This novel was gripping since page 1 Even though I finished it like in 1 day and 2 sittings I didn t want to put it down yet I am rating it 3 stars.Hannah Baker was a newcomer in the town and school Her reputation was tarnished by the guy her senior during her first days in the town Later on, she was accused of betrayal by her new friend that she stole her guy all three of them are classmates That guy sort of used Hannah to make her ex jealous and to get back her Hannah was devasta [...]
Full disclosure if you read this book and it helped you, don t read on This is not for you.This book has one of the most dangerous messages out there It glorifies suicide And I find that utterly disgusting I almost didn t review this book, because it s a sensitive subject teen suicide Or even just suicide in general One of the saddest things ever is when someone so young feels like they have no way out other than taking their own life It s never the right answer, but I still find it sad I wanted [...]
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I have very mixed feelings about this but what irritates me the most is that I couldn t empathize with Hannah, not with the way she stooped so low in passing mostly judgments in those tapes This book showcases a whole new side of revenge and it s not sweet Yikes.As for the series, maybe the producers tweaked some things from the book because visually, the first two episodes didn t bore or annoy me as much I know, I know I m weird.
THIRTEEN REASONS WHY is not what I expected.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 book I am ju [...]
I liked the idea of this book than the execution Clay received a package in the mail with audiotapes narrated by Hannah because he is one of the thirteen reasons she committed suicide As he wanders through town visiting the monumental spots in Hannah s life, he listens to the tapes waiting for the one that accuses him The suspense was good I liked Clay and applaud Asher for bringing to light the tragic subject of teen suicide, but there were things about it that bothered me I didn t sympathize [...]