Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Thirteen Reasons Why

Rating: 5 stars
Read: June 16 to 17, 2013
Format Read : Kindle Edition

I hope you're ready, because I'm about to tell you the story of my life. More specifically,why my life ended. And if you're listening to these tapes, you're one of the reasons why. What? No! I'm not saying which tape bring you into the story. But fear not, if you received this lovely little box your name will pop up ... I promise. 

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Clay received a box full of tapes, he never could imagined that they were from Hannah. 

His crush. 

The girl that killed herself 2 weeks ago.

But how could he be one of her reasons? He never did anything to hurt her ... he just wished he could have acted on his feelings before that.

I'm listening to someone give up. Someone I knew. Someone I liked. I'm listening. But still, I'm too late. 

Each chapter is one side of each tape. It's one name. It's one reason.
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And chapter by chapter, we feel Clay feeling powerless and pained through each reason. 

I'm not following the map because she wants me to. I'm following it because I need to understand. Whatever it takes, I need to truly understand what happened to her. 

It's like there were all the signs but no one looked closely. 
And above all the actions, how small they can appear. And you think, that's a reason? But in a more deeper level you get it, even the more insignificant or small action can have a big impact later on in someone else's lives.
It's how Hanna's put, some of the actions provoked a change on perspective. The way she was perceived and ultimately the way people acted on her.

I guess that's the point of it all. No one knows for certain how much impact they have on the lives of other people. oftentimes, we have no clue. Yet we push it just the same. 

This book is really such an emotional read!
Especially because you already know how those tapes ended and you'll want badly that somehow something would have made her think life was worthy living.
I can only imagining how heartbreaking would be for someone who cared to received it and know they could never change the outcome. 
But at least they could understand it.
Maybe even change their actions.
Maybe even save someone else's life.

My first rating was 4 stars, but while writing this review today, I realize that I'm still thinking about this story. And that the message in this book will stay with me.

5 stars 

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