Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay AsherYou can’t stop the future.
You can’t rewind the past.
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 and 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.
Clay spends the night crisscrossing his town with Hannah as his guide. He becomes a firsthand witness to Hannah’s pain, and as he follows Hannah’s recorded words throughout his town, what he discovers changes his life forever.
Thirteen Reasons Why
The novel begins as our narrator, Clay Jensen, mails a mysterious package to someone named Jenny. We soon learn that the package contains the audiotaped suicide note of Hannah Baker, a girl Clay had a crush on before she killed herself about two weeks ago. This is going to be a doozy, Shmoopers. In the package, there are a total of seven cassette tapes and thirteen stories. On the first tape, Hannah tells her listeners that she holds each of them responsible in some way for her death, and that the tapes will explain why.
While the show might be fictional, a lot of fans are wondering if the characters on the show are real and if they are based on real life stories. While the show might totally seem real, the show is based on a YA book by Jay Asher of the same name. The book was originally published in and has since become a worldwide hit and award winning book. Although Hannah, Clay and the others might not actually be real, Asher has revealed that some of the the things that happen in the book come from his own experiences and those close to him. So it was a matter of interpreting those situations through her thoughts and feelings," he told Coming Soon. When I eventually did come up with the idea, it was obvious why it came to me as a female in high school. According to the official 13 Reasons Why discussion guide, Asher got the idea for the tapes after taking an audio tour.
The series revolves around seventeen-year-old high school student, Clay Jensen , and his deceased friend Hannah Baker , who takes her own life after having to face a culture of gossip, bullying and sexual assault at her high school and a lack of support from her friends, her family and her school. A box of cassette tapes recorded by Hannah in the weeks preceding her suicide detail why she chose to end her life. A film from Universal Pictures based on Thirteen Reasons Why began development in February , with Selena Gomez set to star as Hannah, before being shelved in favor of a television series and Netflix ordering the first season in October , with Gomez instead serving as an executive producer. The first season was released on Netflix on March 31, It received positive reviews from critics and audiences, who praised its subject matter and acting, particularly the performances of Minnette and Langford. In response, Netflix added a warning card and from March on, a video that plays at the start of each season warning viewers about its themes. In May , Netflix renewed 13 Reasons Why for a second season; filming began the next month and concluded that December.
How It All Goes Down
Featuring cover art from the Netflix original series executive produced by Selena Gomez, with exclusive interviews and photos inside! The only way to learn the secret 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 and 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.
Sign in. Hannah seeks help from Mr. Porter, the school counselor. Clay plays the new tape for Tony and weighs what to do next. Clay and Hannah grow closer.