REVIEW : Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

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 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.

Goodreads rating : 4.05/5🌟

My rating : 3-3.5/5🌟

I don’t know if people love it because it is heartbreaking (how irony) or people just don’t simply hate Hannah Baker. I, personally, hate her.

“You don’t know what goes on in anyone’s life but your own. And when you mess with one part of a person’s life, you’re not messing with just that part. Unfortunately, you can’t be that precise and selective. When you mess with one part of a person’s life, you’re messing with their entire life. Everything. . . affects everything.”

Okay, first of all, I know it’s about bullying. The book tells us how horrible bullying is. Hannah Baker–the girl who commited suicide because she got bullied by several people from her school is the proof. It’s devastating. How could a 17-year old girl took her own life? Have you ever wondered if someone from your school experiences the same thing? And you are one of the reasons why?

So here is it. Thirteen freaking reasons why Hannah Baker took pills, and killed herself.


Now, how about the other characters that are mentioned in the tapes? To me, not ALL of them are the reasons why. Okay, Clay is obviously not a part of the bullshits. But Hannah, when you mentioned someone in a tape, saying that he/she is one of the freaking reasons why you died, that is not nice. Nu-uh. Especially when they did nothing. What were you thinking when you were recording the tapes, Hannah? Did you ever think how horrible it could be for the person whose name got mentioned? Yes, Hannah. They’d feel guilty. All their lives. Thinking about how you died. That is sooo not nice. The quote below explains it.

“A lot of you cared, just not enough.”

I can’t explain one by one, but some of the killers are terrible. What they did to Hannah is unforgivable. Why would you spread rumours about someone? 😦 I totally hate it. Ugh. For Bryce, you’re an asshole. But Hannah, you’re a slut. Sorry for the words, but really–Hannah, you should’ve said NO. I pity her, so much–but I am also mad with her.

To all the other bullies, you guys are pitiful. How dare you bully someone so lovely until she took her own life. Because of you! She deserves a wonderful life. I just hope you guys die from a car crash lol.


Overall, it’s an insightful book. But I’m sorry Asher, I don’t like your characters. Well, except for Clay and his mom and Tony. They’re cute.

Do I recommend it? Yes. Especially the Neflix series. I heard it is way better than the book itself. *shrugs*

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