13 reasons why review

Kate Schulte and Lane Williard

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Netflix recently released a new drama television series on March 31 called “13 Reasons Why.” In the series the main character Hannah Baker committed suicide and recorded seven cassette tapes about the 13 reasons why she chose to end her life. Her classmate, Clay Jensen, recieved all of the cassettes, each tape was meant for a specific person that was part of Hannah’s life.

“So far I have really enjoyed ‘13 Reasons Why,’” sophomore Zannah Rasch said. “The show is super addictive and has a great story line.”

The television show is based on the book 13 Reasons Why written by Jay Asher.

“To me the show is kind of inspirational and I can relate to a lot of what is going on because I’m around the same age as most of the characters,”sophomore Emily Lusher said. “I can’t wait to find out what Clay did to Hannah.”

The book was published in 2007 and hit number one on the New York Times bestseller list in July 2011.

“I have been obsessed with this show and find it super entertaining,” sophomore Sarah Hines said. “I have been watching the show every free minute I have got, it’s new favorite show on Netflix.”

Hannah has labeled each tape with a side ‘A’ and ‘B.’ She also included a map with the box of cassettes.

“I liked how the story blended together the perspectives of both Hannah and Clay,” senior Ashley Chase said. “The story was more multifaceted that way since you could see what actually happened not just how Clay pictured it, but how Hannah experienced it too, and the author found the perfect way to logically work it into the story.”

Selena Gomez is the executive producer of “13 reasons why”.

“I find the show very exciting and relevant to situations that happen often in high school,” sophomore Lane Willard said. “I have already watched the series twice and plan to read the book soon.” 

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