This story held my attention from start to finish. I felt the frustration and anger of Clay and the sadness and dispair of Hannah. This story drives home what it means to walk a mile in her shoes. and reminds it's readers how important the little things are to someone struggling.
I didn't really care overall for the story. Hannah seems too apathetic about her whole situation. Like she decided to kill herself just to spite everyone around her. Some of the stories she recounts, I can understand scarring her, or anyone who falls victim to them. But a lot of these are problems she could have worked through had she just tried. Had she LIVED. I do understand how this book would bring awareness to the problem of teen suicides due to bullying, and I respect the author for trying something like this, but I also felt that Hannah's story wasn't well-explained. I had this book recommended to me by my best friend, who explained it as a "book that will make you cry". I think I might have liked it better had I just read it.
I don't think I would recommend this book. I LOVED the narration. But the story fell short of expectations.
I didn't think she had a valid reason to kill herself. She was not a complete social outcast because she was invited to parties. People knew who she was.
I loved their energy. I loved Joel because he made me see each person and feel their stories.
Yes and No. Yes because it was well written. I liked how they switched between her thoughts and his thoughts. Just like pressing pause on a tape. I thought it was brilliant. So it made it an easy listen.
I don't think teens or kids should read this book. I don't want the kids who read this book to think "these are my same problems" (typical high school problems) and think it is ok to kill themselves because they can't seem to sort them out. Being a little socially weird or hearing rumor about yourself is not a reason to kill yourself. Teen suicide is a serious problem.
This is a really good book and could be made into an incredible movie. Suicide is a serious problem and this book does a great Job of showing how we need to change the way we treat each other and ask for help when we need it. The narrators do a terrific job of telling the story, I was moved and felt like I was right there in the story.
The voice of Hannah Baker seemed a little too old so, at first, it was hard to picture a high school student and feel something for the student. But as for the story, I was not impressed. I understand people have a hard time coping with issues and find it difficult to reach out, however, all of the reasons Hannah used to end her life did not seem adequate. Because of this, I felt as though the story too childish for me. The style of writing was alright; easy to follow. It was definitely written for a preteen audience.
This book was amazing I couldn't stop listening to it and even though Hannah was supposed to be a recording it felt like she was right next to Clay the whole time I cannot put into words how much I enjoyed this amazing book. I also think the voice actors were perfect for this book.