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Today, I'm gonna do another two birds, one stone post. I do "My Thoughts On..." movie review posts & decided that I'm gonna start doing that with the books I read as well so here's my first one:
Goodreads Summary: The only way to learn the secret...is to press play. Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker - his classmate & crush - who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah's voice tells him that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out why.
My summary: a crazy chain of events destroys a girl to the point of suicide but not until she records the thirteen reasons why she ended her life.
I'm not even done reading the book as I start this. I am just trying to process what I just read...wow, just wow.
As a (step)parent, I received a letter from the school about this book and the Netflix show based on it. Sunshine already watched it and we discussed prior to the letter. So, I had some type of understanding of the story.
Before reading it, I thought that maybe it glorified suicide. I don't believe that anymore! Again, I'm not done while I write this but if nothing, I believe this tale is one that our young people should be aware of. One tiny bit of unkindness or nasty lil rumors can do more damage than they realize. I always preach to my girls that they need to be kind and treat people as they would want to be treated. Being nice never looks dumb...
I started writing my post while I was on vacation because I just needed to get my thoughts out. I did end up finishing the book after starting this post & it did not disappoint. I still believe that it does share a good message & should be something that is discussed with young people.
I started watching the show yesterday & have gotten four episodes in. Like most things, I am disappointed in how book went to screen, it makes it hard to enjoy things sometimes but I'll keep trucking on & see how they are different. Sunshine & I already discussed some differences that she knew from the show & I got from the book.
If you've read the book or just watched the show or did both, hit me up. I'd like to get your thoughts on this story as well.
On to the books "grade". I do movies on a letter grading system but since Amazon & Goodreads does the five start method, that's what I'll do as well: