Instead, her parents, especially her mum, nearly go insane trying to work out why she made the decision she did. Thirteen Reasons Why is mostly about Hannah Baker but is also about Clay Jensen. He saw Hannah in Skye and realized he could be the change in her life. 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. Kids who are already thinking of suicide and are curious to see what happens after. Jessica is later involved with Justin and raped by Bryce at a party. 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.
Based on the novel of the same name which I haven't had the chance to read , I believe adaptations will always be best served in the form of a television series, as less will be left out. The literary equivalent of a shitty, screamy emo song. A teen thrown over a toilet is brutally raped from behind with a mop; we see his face in agony. You act as a hero, distributing punishments and harsh words as you see fit, with no repercussions for your actions. So, who are these life-ruiners you ask? Joel Johnstone and Debra Wiseman were absolutely perfect throughout this book. And, as I talked about earlier, it works out pretty fucking well for Hannah Baker. A side plot about a potential school shooting is a bit sensationalized but also highlights the pain of loneliness.
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. Because I know he was hurting, too. But this book doesn't even acknowledge the existence of mental illness, let alone educate people on it, so how is it effectively raising awareness for it? Sorry for all my outraged repetition up there. Hannah describes Courtney as fake, despite being known at school as friendly. Like I said, this is not why most kids do it. She's trying to pin her suicide on a teenage guy who said she has a nice ass.
Parents need to know that 13 Reasons Why is an intense, dark Netflix drama based on the popular young adult novel by. The way they played off of each other, the way they conveyed emotions - amazing through and through. 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. This is not for you. I had severe depression, anxiety, and paranoia when I first decided to read it. While the show's popularity increased interest in the novel, its notoriety among groups drew criticism of the novel's premise.
This is the sort of revenge Hannah decides to extract on these teens. She was a female high school student who commits suicide, leaving behind recorded tapes that implicated twelve people as the thirteen reasons why. 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. But the author never explained why these experiences crushed Hannah while others somehow got by. Later on, she was accused of betrayal by her new friend that she stole her guy all three of them are classmates. On one hand, brings to light the complexities of teen relationships and pressure and the extreme consequences of feeling isolated.
One last dive into the tapes: 11 After a party, Jenny Kurtz offered Hannah a ride home, but knocked down a stop sign with her car. The boy she really liked openly permits it to happen, knows what would happen and makes no move to stop it. But what happened to Hannah was hardly bullying — it was a brief pain, something to shake off, not something that should blight her in the way it did. Why give him the tapes? 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? Clay was visibly upset by this and was shocked when he heard that he was one of the reasons of why Hannah killed herself. The last tape is for Mr. She decided to continue with her life and let that person be in it even when she knew who they really were.
I didn't like his character that much, but I managed to read some of his parts. 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? There's way too much telling and not enough showing in this book. For all the hurt, for all the people who got challenged a with grief, and poisoned by society's toxic people. In the sofa, Clay and Skye proceeded to have sex, when Clay noticed the cuts on the lower part of her body and abruptly stopped kissing her. Sorry, it's Me Time Now - aka My God Hannah, What's Wrong With You? This entire season is a lesson for many people, and while some viewers may be offended by the very idea of it, it's not trying to exploit this horrible occurrence that happens far too often, but shine a light for people that may be a little more oblivious than others. For the most part, I will be focusing on the mental illness aspect of this book, how it was handled, and why it is harmful.
Hannah, I know you've been treated unfairly and you wanted to get back at the people who wronged you. As he's listening to Courtney's tape, Clay gets on the city bus and runs into his middle school crush, Skye Miller. Even her suicide was a graceful fade-to-black. Same goes for when I'm talking about the show. This book will stay with me for a while, it made me think, but it also had its flaws. However, in the show, Hannah kills herself by slitting her wrists in the bathtub. It is important to pay attention to our kids, and most adults don't do this actually.