Book Review: Thirteen Reasons Why by Asher, Jay

After three days, I finished reading this book through onread. I don’t how am I going to tell you about this book because it caught me with mix emotions of grief, anger,hatred, pity and depression. 

Grief because she committed suicide. Anger because of how the snowball effect of rumours has affected her. Hatred because Clay Jensen should have been brave enough to stay with her during that party. Pity because of what Hannah did to herself and those people who made an impact in her life. And depression because as I read those words from Hannah, I can somehow relate it to my life.

However, from all the names that were mentioned, they are not responsible for Hannah’s suicide. I wish Hannah was brave to face the rumours, the circumstances and the feelings that she was encountering. 

At first, I ranted about this book in the middle part because I don’t find anything good about this. Hannah is dead. All the things that she narrated cannot be rewind and rewrite. What has done has done. I know that she is dead in the end and she can’t be brought back to life. But then as I continue to finish the remaining pages, it dawned on me that there’s a lesson behind Hannah’s suicide.

And this is to remind the people out there that we should treat each other right because we might not know that we play a role on someone’s death.

Favorite quotes:

“Unlike old age or cancer, no one anticipates a suicide. They simply left without a chance to get things in order” ~ Clay

“When you mess with one part of a person’s life, you’re messing with their entire life. Everything affects everything.” ~ Hannah

“You can’t go back to how things were. How you thought they were. All you really have is now” ~Hannah

“No one knows for certain how much impact they have on the lives of other people. Often times, we have no clue. Yet we push it just the same.” ~Hannah

“Before that party, I’d thought about giving up so many times. I don’t know, maybe some people are just preconditioned to think about it more than others. Because everytime something bad happened, I thought about it. It? Okay, I’ll say it. I thought about suicide.” ~Hannah

Book rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Review written on good reads: June 7, 2012
Updated: December 8, 2013
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