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Thirteen reasons why Jay Asher Book Review

Thirteen reasons why Jay Asher Book Review


Thirteen reasons why Jay Asher Book ReviewThirteen reasons why is about Clay Jansen, his school is mourning for the death of Hannah Baker, he comes home to find a package for him. When he opens the package, he finds set of tapes, curious and baffled he plays them to get the shock of his life, the tapes are recorded by Hannah, the girl who committed suicide. As you can imagine this story is intense and raw. There a total of thirteen tapes, (that’s why the title is Thirteen reasons why) where Hannah states her thirteen reasons why she done it and sent to people responsible and to be passed on.


So, this story deals with a rather sensitive issue. Some of those kids were horrible to Hannah, they bullied her spreaded false rumors about her.
I do think that Hannah took it a step too far, her suicide was a plea for attention and revenge against those bullies. It was selfish of her to put her parents through that ordeal and if she seeked help, she did yes by the school counsel told her to simply “move on” when addressing some of her issues. She should have seeked it elsewhere. Suicide isn’t the answer, this is the message of the story.
I think what Hannah did those tapes as a  form of a suicide note which was manipulative and a get back at the people who wrong her. However, Torturing them like that for the rest of their lives in that manner? Yes, some of them deserved it.

Some people my opinion didn’t deserve to be on tapes:

Caly why did she included him on the tapes? He done nothing to her!  He barely knew her. He was dragged in the whole mess when she should have left him out.

Ryan I didn’t think he deserved to be tortured like that compared to what the others did (spoiler) publishing a poem without her permission. It was anonymous not even her name was in it. It’s something any high school student would do. Yes, it was cruel but not a reason enough to commit suicide over.

And why did she go Bryce’s party knowing what he done? Why? It’s likes going to lion’s den and expecting not be eaten, it’s like as if Hannah was looking for something that would break her uttley.


Please keep in mind:

Hannah didn’t commit suicide because she was bullied but because she was mentally unstable. Whoever is reading this please remember that and this coming from someone who was bullied harshly in school. Yes, it does affect you, yes people are shit and yes it breaks your spirit but you pick yourself up and carry on. I believe the biggest revenge you can give to those bullies is to find happiness and be successful.

Thirteen reasons why is heartbreaking story and Clay deeply cared for Hannah. He loved her I wish she did open up to him. I’m sure he would have helped her. The ending part of the book where he’s looking at her desk and says that he no longer sees her again was too emotional that it made me cry.

Thirteen reasons why Jay Asher Book Review
Tip: if you decide to read the book take in consideration that it deals with uncomfortable issues and if you feeling depressed or going to a trauma in your life don’t read it.


Be Safe and if you need help please go and seek it I  know that when people don’t take these matters seriously (which is a shame) there are helplines where you can ask for help.

Wild Boy Andy Taylor.

This line on Nick Rhodes:

“Fuck you, you revlon wearing tosser.” bahahaha.

From what I gathered Andy was the least favorite band member dubbed by fans as the ugly one. He wasn’t, I’ve seen interviews of him, he’s handsome and a great guitarist. Compared to John Taylor’s book, this is more entertaining and hilarious. Whilst John Taylor has a more diplomatic voice, you can tell he’s more sensitive while Andy, still maintain class, he doesn’t hold back. It has plenty of juicy bits and funny stories. Learnt more about the band members in this one.

Simon Le Bon-Optimistic, adventurous, funny, fat? I beg to defer.
Roger Taylor- Shy, quiet, avoids confrontation.
Andy Taylor-The rock n roller, hilarious, down earth, a hot head?
John Taylor- Sensitive, warm, too stunning for his own good, a coke head.
And last and not least.
Nick Rhodes-Another stunner, the brains in the band, arty, glamorous. A douche?

There is a funny story how the band pranked Nick during a live show by bringing a stripper the ugliest they could find while doing his solo and his than ex-wife Julianne went berserk. It had me screaming with laughter. Andy gives the impression that Julianne is an utter bitch.

Another funny story when they were filming the video for “Save a Prayer” upsetting monks and Andy falling in a puddle full of elephant piss (yikes)

He talks about his childhood and when he joined Duran Duran, and the early Rum Runner days and how him and Nick didn’t get along. At all.

The thing is he kept telling how Nick is controlling, bossy, hard to be around, let alone work it but he doesn’t bring an example as a writer you have to show me not tell me. The only time he mentioned an argument was than they were both drunk. He was a vague and a little exaggerated, although this is well written book (ghost written I suppose.) I’m not picking sides here but it got me asking if Nick is so unbearable than why he didn’t get sacked? How the other band members put up with him after all those years? I mean Andy was the one that left the band. Twice. He seemed quite hot tempered maybe the story needed a villain so Nick Rhodes fitted into it. I don’t know.

I found it a little overbearing when Andy kept criticizing Nick for hooking up with a rich model/heiress about bringing her tour with him and that she’s not one of them. I think that was Nick’s problem and if he was happy at the time so be it.

There is a lot of drama involving the band, he doesn’t hold back on John’s cocaine addiction and other issues while reading I thought no wonder Roger left I would do the same. But he’s back now and more talkative.

This got to be the best biography I read about this band highly recommend it. Probably the best I read since Motley Crue’s The Dirt.