Review: Thirteen Reasons Why
Hannah’s reasons, when taken individually, may often seem trivial. However, this book serves as an excellent reminder that for those who survived the trials and tribulations of young adulthood, these problems look minuscule in retrospect. Yet, when you are still surrounded by them on a day to day level, and not as emotionally developed (through no fault of your own), this stuff is big! You are experiencing many emotions for the first time, and what may later be just a bump in the road is catastrophic when experienced initially. The book really hits the point that while one’s actions may seem small and harmless, they can snowball into something much greater. It is a good message for any teen to read that their actions have consequences, and they should be careful how they treat others. Hopefully teens reading the book who are experiencing suicidal thoughts will also take comfort in knowing that they are not alone in their problems, and go seek some help before it is too late for them.