Review; Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Archer

Due to Platypire Diversity challenge and this month's theme of mental health awareness, I decided to read Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Archer. And just for the record before I continue; I do not support his actions in terms of sexual harassment etc.

Description from Goodreads
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 to find a strange package with his name on it. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker – his classmate and first love – who committed suicide two weeks earlier.

Hannah's voice explains there are thirteen reasons why she killed herself. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out why.

All through the night, Clay keeps listening – and what he discovers changes his life... forever.

My Thoughts On The Novel
Even though the book somehow manages to portray the snowball effect of various incidents that makes Hannah commit suicide, I felt that it had to be developed a bit more in this novel. Another thing that really bugs me with this novel is that it glamourise suicide. What was well developed on the other hand, was various characters like Clay Jensen and the mix of cassette tapes - narrative from Hannah and the general narrative of Clay. Thirteen Reasons Why also points out that it's not that easy to see the signs of mental health problems.


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