Share This Paper. Citations Publications citing this paper. Kristine E. Pytash , Denise N. By Kiki Deister I don't know what I can say about this book that hasn't already been said. I read it after watching the Netflix series, and while there are definitely differences between the two, the combination left me reeling.
It is deeply moving, poignant, and yet one of the most hopeful books I've ever read. The story revolves around Clay, who finds a box of cassette tapes waiting on his doorstep one day. As he listens to them, he is drawn into the story of Hannah, his crush that committed suicide just a couple weeks earlier.
The tapes share the thirteen reasons why she made the choice that she did, one for each person that contributed to that decision. On the surface, it sounds like a horrifying premise for a read. It is a tough read at times, but no less important. Her point of creating the tapes, to be passed to each person on them, was not to be cruel.
It was to make a point Any one of those acts can be small in and of itself, but they can add up to push a person over the edge. Having seen the series and read the book, I have to say something I never thought I would. As much as I loved the book, I felt that the series really showed Hannah's angst just a bit more clearly. Admittedly, some of that was accomplished through changes in the plot and some details.
Ideally, I would suggest indulging in both. This book very effectively emphasizes the critical importance of parental vigilance and empathy, with regard to the tremendous peer pressure and anxiety experienced by many teenage children, which, in the extreme, can lead to tragedy. It is such a valuable contribution to teenage literature because it reminds its readers of the overarching importance of maintaining open lines of communication between teenagers, their parents, their teachers, and their friends and classmates.
It also highlights the fundamental relationship principle that an individual should treat everyone whom they encounter with the same respect and dignity that they would expect to experience in their interpersonal interactions. See all customer reviews Related Papers. By Amy Piotrowski and Katie Rybakova. By Katie Rybakova. As of today we have 83,, eBooks for you to download for free. No annoying ads, no download limits , enjoy it and don't forget to bookmark and share the love! The download link to this book is available for your Kindle and other e-readers for purchase from Amazon using the link below.