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Thirteen Reasons Why
Thirteen Reasons Why | Jay Asher
THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES AND INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER Eerie, beautiful, and devastating. Chicago Tribune A stealthy hit with staying power. . . . thriller-like pacing.The New York Times Thirteen Reasons Why will leave you with chills long after you have finished reading. Amber Gibson, NPRs All Things Considered You cant stop the future. You cant 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 Bakerhis classmate and crushwho 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 Hannahs recorded words throughout his town, what he discovers changes his life forever.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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DGRachel
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Pickpick

Heartbreaking.

#bannedbooksweek

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Sully1
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Pickpick

Very fast read! I needed to hear the entire story immediately after I started the book. I haven't watched the series, but will have to after reading this!

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Insightsintobooks
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I think I need to stop going to B&N. It was fun though and most of the books were $5. My friend and I had fun!

Suet624 Love all those groovy books on the bottom of the pile. (edited) 6mo
tpixie Loved 13 Reasons Why. We all need to be careful of Others & their feelings. 6mo
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AsYouWish
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Pickpick

If you are reading this, Hannah Baker is gone. She left behind tapes explaining what happened and why. The rules are simple - you listen to the tapes, face your part in her death and pass the tapes onto the next person. Easy, right?! Not for those who receive the tapes, because they are one of thirteen reasons why she took her life. Ready to learn how Clay ended up on the list? Because once to hear the reason, you can‘t un-hear it.

📼📼📼📼

AkashaVampie I do need to read this and finish watching the show 11mo
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bookworm92
13 Reasons Why | Jay Asher
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This was an excellent book. It tells a good story and shows how mean middle and high school students can be these days. I think it should be covered in an English class truth be told.

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bookworm92
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Reading this before I watch the show.. I always read the book before I watch it on film. This is good so far and sad. It also shows how cruel people can be!

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persephone1408
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#curiouscovers
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
@Eggs
Day 7: Grey
13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher is another book on my read list, I've had it for years. I just keep buying books quicker than I can read them lol 🖤📼🔗

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I didn‘t care for this one, but I‘m in the minority!! 1y
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SaraLynn
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Bailedbailed

Terrible story that glorifies suicide and does lots of damage to mental health awareness regarding the topic.

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Michellesibs
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Ive already watched the Netflix series for this book so I wondered if I'd enjoy (not the best word but I can't think of an alternative right now) this as much as I did the show but I did. I was equally as invested. Equally transported to my own secondary school days and the traumas girls in particular face.

For me this book summarises everything that happens to teens every single day. We've got to do better.

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AlisBookNookCorner
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⭐⭐⭐⭐ https://suspensebookreviews.home.blog/2021/05/05/thirteen-reasons-why-by-jay-ash...

This is a YA novel following Hannah Baker after her suicide. She leaves behind 13 tapes, each focusing on a person and their actions leading to her decision. Being listened to by a fellow student he learns truths about lies, gossip, rape, and more. A heavy hitter. A must read.

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AlisBookNookCorner
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Book Spin Pick: THIRTEEN REASONS WHY by JAY ASHER - Not much of a YA fan, but this book is powerful! Heavy, tough topics, but things that need to addressed and talked about so much more than they are. Haven't been able to put this one down. I was also a fan of the series.

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KimberlyJuracich
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So this is my big did it before it was cool moment when I read this book before everyone started talking about it. I loved it. Another book I think everyone should read. You never know how your actions good or bad can affect anyone‘s life.

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dariazeoli
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I‘m posting one book per day from my ever-increasing TBR. No description. No explanation. Just books to read. Join the fun if you want.

Day 70.

#fromthetbrstacks

Catherine_Willoughby Forgot it was a book. Must read 2y
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Eggs
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TrishB Good picks 👍🏻 2y
OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚📺 2y
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Cupcakesbookishreviews
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I finished this last night and loved it. The story was well written. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #bookblogger #bookreviewer #bookworm

tpixie I haven‘t seen the Netflix movie which many thought glorified suicide. But when I read this book when it first came out, I thought every Middle & High School student should read it and discuss it. Everyone needs to understand how their words can so easily affect others 💖 2y
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fredamans
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Being a teenager is hard. Most of us forget that.
This book brought out some emotions in me that will stay with me for some time.

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Nicki_K
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Mehso-so

Maybe it was just too hyped up for me. The concept was interesting listening to the tapes and the reasons leading up to her need suicide. I liked that the people that she felt contributed to her depression all had to listen to the tapes to see where they contributed to her downward spiral. The main take away from this book was that our actions towards others and ourselves all have consequences and cause reactions in others so be mindful of that.

JillsBookshelf I‘m listening to the audiobook right now and I have to agree. It feels too much like she‘s telling the story and not enough actually experiencing it. I‘m trying to enjoy it nonetheless. 🙂 2y
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JillsBookshelf
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Going to the beach and listening to 13 Reasons Why. I can‘t wait for a whole week of fun at the beach!
#summer #beach #tbr

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RavenclawOwlCat
13 Reasons Why | Jay Asher
Mehso-so

This was the books second chance for me. I tried reading it in middle school when it was new, but couldn‘t get into it. I honestly may not have been able to get into it if it hadn‘t been for the Netflix show adding so much more to the story. Fast-paced but left me wanting more.

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RavenclawOwlCat
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Giving this a second chance

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Sameya
13 Reasons Why | Jay Asher
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#WhatWouldYouDo

1. Books (ofcourse)
2. Coffee
3. Chocolate
4. @DannyHattan @JayAsher

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saraegreen
13 Reasons Why | Jay Asher
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SW-T Welcome to Litsy! #litsywelcomewagon 3y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🥳🌺🥳 3y
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TamTracy
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Pickpick

Great book with a unique premise. I intentionally didn‘t watch the show but now I‘m going to immediately.

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BookishGirl06
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Started rereading this via audiobook. Thought it‘d be interesting that way.

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DogMomIrene
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After finally reading this one, I have an even better understanding of why it‘s so polarizing. Quote sums it up. Listening to someone narrate her surrender and then maneuver a few final events to steel herself for her final act is chilling. The use of Clay as the boy listening to the tapes is incredibly effective at placing the reader in each moment. Going to have to come down on the side of better to read this book and talk about it, though.

Scochrane26 I agree w/ you. When I started it, I wasn‘t sure about it, but I think it‘s ok if the reader (teenage readers) can discuss it after. It wouldn‘t be a good book for a teen who‘s already depressed. I think the show has been more graphic & has caused more of the controversy. 3y
DogMomIrene @Scochrane26 Yes! Years ago, I was on a committee for a challenged book at our MS library. A fellow English teacher who was also a parent shared how in his home there was only one rule when it came to reading books. His daughters had to be willing to discuss whatever book they were reading with their parents. My kids are dogs, so I‘ll never use this pearl of wisdom, but whenever parents would talk about censoring books, I would work in this story. 3y
jennbee I haven‘t read the book, but I have heard that it is much less intense than the series. I may give it a read soon! 3y
DogMomIrene @jennbee It‘s a quick read. I read just over half in a day. Then I got busy and my reading time kept getting pushed later and later, which means I‘m falling asleep while I read☹️ 3y
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Carolhreads
13 Reasons Why | Jay Asher
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5 stars ⭐️

LibrarianRyan I‘m glad you like it b 3y
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Carolhreads
13 Reasons Why | Jay Asher
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Starting, I've watched the 1st and 2nd season on Netflix but haven't gotten around to the next season. I have been wanting to read this book for a while though to see how closely the Netflix adaptation stuck to the book or what they left out or changed, please be advised there is a trigger warning for rape, suicide, assault, and bullying.

LibrarianRyan I like both. There is quite a bit different. The main being the book takes place in one night or two at the most. And everyone‘s story has been added too. 3y
Carolhreads @LibrarianRyan I'm enjoying it so far the pace of writing is great so it's not hard to want to keep reading. 3y
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Princessss
13 Reasons Why | Jay Asher
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Young adult fiction
10.1619
10.25.19
Borrowed from friend
The book is about a girl who got bullied and sexually harassed by her friends and boyfriend. The main character is Hannah Baker who is a sophmore in highschool. After all the bullying and harassment, she commited suicide in her bathtub. Before her death, she made tapes to all the people that affected her into committing to her death. Her friend Clay then investigated the situation.

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Lxxise
13 Reasons Why | Jay Asher
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Genre: Young adult Fiction
Date Started: October 12, 2019
Date Completed: October 31, 2019
Why I choose the book: A friend recommended it

Brief Summary: The book is about a girl living her high school life and eventually gets bullied and drives her to kill herself.

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“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.“

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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I wasn‘t aware that this one was banned.. I didn‘t care for it at all... Banned for addressing teen suicide... 💔💔

#BannedBook
#GratefulReads

Reviewsbylola I loved this one when I read it. So powerful. I am not surprised it‘s been banned unfortunately. 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Reviewsbylola I‘ve read other books addressing this issue and I‘m not sure why I disliked this one so much... 🤷🏼‍♀️ 3y
OriginalCyn620 I loved this one! 3y
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mom2bugnbee Huh. I thought this might become required reading for high schools, since most require an anti-bullying curriculum. 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @mom2bugnbee I‘ll tag you in the link... maybe it is incorrect 🤷🏼‍♀️ 3y
mom2bugnbee I'm sure this is right. Gotta love how the book that was banned for atheism is immediately followed by the Bible. 🤦🏻‍♀️ And Captain Underpants? Mercy. 3y
LibrarianRyan It‘s been banned frequently because some think it glorifies teen suicide. It got heavier banning after the TV show. I personally liked this book and thought it was a great way for adults to talk to teens about the bad things in life. 3y
mom2bugnbee @LibrarianRyan Totally agree. I didn't watch the show b/c I heard so many bad things about it. My oldest read it at, age 15 or 16, loved it, & also didn't watch the show, for the same reasons. 3y
LibrarianRyan @mom2bugnbee the show wasn‘t bad... I liked seeing what was happening with the other kids. But I think it lost something to draw the time line out from one day to a month. And it left some things get more graphic or gossip girl like then I would have expected. 3y
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jb72
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#Scarathlon #TeamStoker #13 #chillingphotochallenge

I think of this book with the number 13. I read it some time ago and it‘s a good book.

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BeansPage 🧟‍♀️ 3y
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ElizaMarie
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Day 13: 13- so I read this book when it first came out. I had some mixed feelings. I enjoyed the story it explains how suicide is usually just not one trigger and a build up of a lot of pain/frustration/emotion etc. I saw the show and I feel like they get some parts write and others so very wrong.

#TeamStoker #Scarathlon #ChillingPhotoChallenge
@TheReadingMermaid

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BeansPage 🧟‍♀️ 3y
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hike.read.repeat
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Panpan

I read/listened this one for #BannedBooksWeek. I found it melodramatic and frustrating. I usually like #ya books. 😕

Reagan I felt the same. 3y
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britt_brooke
13 Reasons Why | Jay Asher
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1. 13 Reasons Why 🙅🏼‍♀️
2. Scrubs
3. ☕️☕️☕️ and a chocolate protein shake
4. central
5. Red Electric Kool-Aid 🤘🏻

Fun questions @howjessreads !
#friyayintro

Bookjunkie57 I love Scrubs! 3y
Leftcoastzen Ahhh ,Tom Wolfe! 3y
saresmoore I‘m pretty sure Scrubs had a lot more influence on my life than I‘d care to admit (I named my daughter Elliott 🙃). 3y
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Megabooks F***ing Jay Asher 🙄 3y
britt_brooke @Leftcoastzen This is my first time reading him! 3y
britt_brooke @saresmoore Love it!! 💚 3y
britt_brooke @Megabooks What you said, exactly. 🤬 3y
Scochrane26 I love scrubs! I have all the dvds, except the “last” season. 3y
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Purrfectpages
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gradcat Very good—love this sentiment! 3y
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eram10
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"A lot of you cared, just not enough."

Through out I was secretly hoping Hannah wasn't dead, she faked her death somehow. But I knew that wasn't going to happen.

Jennick2004 I‘m watching season 3 on Netflix right now. 3y
eram10 Oh. I watched it all the day it came out. :) 3y
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MotionChickness
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I devoured this in high-school; and put it on my then list of top reads, but I haven‘t read it since. I watched season one of the Netflix show when it came out, and was shaken by the rawness of it. I didn‘t hate the show, but did feel strongly for those who may have watched it and found themselves worse off. I‘m curious to see how I‘ll perceive the book now that I‘m older, would say I‘m in a better mental state, and have a child of my own.

IamIamIam I read this a few years ago, in my late 30s, and I was very impressed with the level of responsibility that was placed on all the secondary characters and that very little attention was paid to the actual suicide aspect of the main character. I didn't watch the series because I thought the sensationalizing of the suicide took away from the story. Her story focuses on accountability, not the drama of suicide. 3y
mom2bugnbee @IamIamIam EXACTLY. I have two girls in HS & also read this a few years back. I thought then, & I think now, that it should be HS required reading. My now HS senior (read it as a frosh or soph) boycotted the show b/c she heard enough to know that it missed the point of the book. And now it's just become a whodunit in later seasons. Nothing wrong with a whodunit, but don't claim that it's a retelling of the book. 3y
MotionChickness @IamIamIam I agree. Up until now, as I realize they changed the way she committed her suicide was changed in the show (which made it more dramatic because that scene was hard to watch) I thought they were doing a great job of showing the accountability of the secondary characters. I personally thought it would have been a good tool for a parent or teacher to sit and watch with someone younger and point out those accountabilities... 3y
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MotionChickness @IamIamIam And to show the warning signs of someone asking for help... because those are missed a lot of the time. But I‘m starting to feel different as I wrap the audiobook up. I‘m still a fan, but my views on the show have changed. They could‘ve done better. Should have done better. 3y
MotionChickness @mom2bugnbee I refuse to watch the following seasons. They have nothing to do with the book aside from giving viewers a very Hollywood “what would happen after.” I feel like the point of the book was there, but was lost the moment they aired the episode of her committing. Which as @IamIamIam said sensationalizes it. Also, more people were mad at the secondary characters for being so ignorant and it didn‘t seem to click.... 3y
MotionChickness @mom2bugnbee didn‘t seem to click that those were the lessons the producers wanted people learn. It shouldn‘t of been a tv show, yet. It came before it‘s time and needed more thought on the production of it. 3y
LibrarianRyan Not gonna lie, I love the book, and I like the TV show, and am about to complete season 3. The book is all about Clay experiencing the tapes and making sense of what happens. He listens all in one night. I liked the TV show because you got to see what the side characters were thinking and feeling as they see others get the tapes. Why wouldn't person one just toss them. Why would they pass them on? You get that in the show as it takes Clay 3y
LibrarianRyan Weeks to listen to them. And it shows how he does and does not want to know. His questioning of himself “what did I do“. You do not really get that in the book. 3y
MotionChickness @LibrarianRyan The tossing of the tapes crossed Clays mind in the book, but Hannah said she had an extra set that would be released publicly if the tapes didn‘t make it all the way around. (I think Tony has the extra set? Which is mentioned in the show.) But I agree that it is nice to get more view points from the rest of the characters involved. But I do feel things could‘ve been portrayed much differently now that I‘m rereading! 3y
LibrarianRyan @Stephuhhnieee That's the other thing. Tony is just a mention in the books. An almost non-character. They expanded his role so much. And I actually liked it. 3y
MotionChickness @LibrarianRyan I agree! It was nice to know more about why Hannah trusted him and what he was up to while the tapes were being passed around. 3y
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Darkside723
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Probably one of the few books that are inferior to their screenplays. Personal opinion, the Netflix version pulled out my feelings of sorrow and sadness wayyy more than the book. In the end, 6/10 stars

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j.rye
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I‘m actually surprised at how low this is rated. Is it the best book ever? No. But it is intriguing and the characters are realistic and blend together into a believable story. No part of me feels like this “glorifies suicide.” If anything, it places an importance on reaching out to your peers for a mental health check. 3.5/5

KathyWheeler I read it when it first came out because my brother committed suicide when he was 23. I was surprised when people started saying it glorified suicide because I didn‘t see this book as doing that at all. 3y
night_shift I haven't read the book, but I think that people saying it glorifies suicide are taking about the show, which I do agree with. The finale for the 1st season was just.. ugh. 🙄😡 3y
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ReadingIsMyHobby
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I read this book once, my emotions were all over the place. I wanted to read it before I watched the show.

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AlwaysForeverReading

I have no words for Bryce or Mr. Porter...😡

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AlwaysForeverReading
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Bryce, Bryce, Bryce...I wasn‘t prepared for what I just read...smh

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KristenDuck
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Mehso-so

I almost never read this book. Early on I formed the opinion this book is a bad idea as it slightly glamorizes suicide, which, I thought was a horrible idea...

But then I thought, who am I to hold such an opinion if I never read it?

So it was okay. I gave it an all right rating simply because I‘ve read worse.

I did NOT like that she hid in a closet while her friend/ex-friend (doesn‘t matter) was raped. Then never did anything about it. ??

Scochrane26 Most rapes aren‘t reported, especially from teens. At the time I read that book, I thought it was better than some about the mental health. I do think it doesn‘t encourage teens to talk to adults. I‘ve heard the show glorifies the suicide a bit. (edited) 3y
KristenDuck @Scochrane26 after reading it, im not really interested in watching the show. 3y
Scochrane26 @KristenDuck I‘m def not interested in the show. I work w/ mental health & teens, don‘t need it on the screen. 3y
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RaimeyGallant I think I'm going to boycott this book because of what the author did. 3y
KristenDuck @RaimeyGallant what did the author do? 3y
RaimeyGallant @KristenDuck It's a rabbit hole, but go Google him. I'm going to stand with my author sisters on this one. 3y
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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Mehso-so

This is one of those books that people seem to love or hate. I read it because I'm reading American Library Association Top 11 Challenged or Banned Books of 2018. I didn't enjoy reading it but that's my personal opinion. Everyone has to decide for themselves what is appropriate for them. Hence the So-So.

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