Hey everyone, I have a book centered around a sensitive but serious subject matter to share with you today.
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Before Hannah Baker committed suicide, she recorded her story explaining the events and the people involved that led her to commit suicide. These recorded tapes were packaged and sent to each of the people that played a role in her decision, one by one. After each person who was sent the tapes listened to them, they were to send them to the next person involved and so on. If they failed to do so there would be consequences.
Clay Jensen returns home from school when he finds the box of tapes on his porch. After finding out he was on the list of people, he can not understand why. He was always kind to Hannah. So to find out, he listens to the tapes one by one and retraces her steps.
I really enjoyed this book, but not for the reasons someone would normally enjoy a book. I enjoyed this book for the perspective it gave and the ways it makes you think. This book was really well written. Especially for the subject matter. There are so many books that take serious topics and do not handle it well. I really applaud this author for their work.
People who commit suicide do not do it for attention or any shallow reasons. They do it out of desperation to escape their pain.
Best Wishes Always,