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Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher - Review

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher – 1/5 stars

I really hated each of the 112 pages I read of this book. By the other reviews I read, people either loved it or hated it, and I hated it.

I loved What Light also by Jay Asher by this story was terrible. It was like a train wreck I couldn’t look away from. The format of constantly swapping between Clay’s movements and Hannah’s tapes was annoying and hard to follow as well as the whole concept of the book. I found the themes morbid and cruel, though I don’t think it really glorified suicide, as other reviews had said. I feel it just crossed a line. Suicide is a personal thing, and it’s absolutely heartbreaking that a person would be driven to end their own life, I don’t feel this is something that should be broadcasted as it was in this book. I know people love this book, but I just couldn’t stomach it and that is my opinion and feelings about how I interpreted it.