She was a female high school student who commits suicide, leaving behind recorded tapes that implicated twelve people as the thirteen reasons why. Clay Jensen is the narrator of the novel. He is a shy high school student through whom Hannah's tapes are revealed in the novel.
Justin is sentenced to six months' probation and can only be released to one of his parents, neither of whom can be found. This leads Clay's family to adopt him. Clay discovers he was included on a list of eleven "reasons why not" Hannah had written before her death.
Tyler returns to school but is beaten and brutally sodomized by an enraged Montgomery and two of his friends. Justin is secretly shooting up heroin. Nina is shown with the box of Polaroids, which she burns. Tyler arrives at the dance planning to carry out a mass school shooting, but Clay learns of his plan and confronts him, encouraging him not to do it.
He peacefully disarms Tyler as Tony arrives to drive Tyler away in his car. As the car departs, sirens of the approaching police cars can be heard, and Clay is left holding Tyler's assault rifle in front of the school. Production[ edit ] Universal Studios purchased film rights to the novel on February 8,with Selena Gomez cast to play Hannah Baker.
Jumpshot, which "analyzes click-stream data from an online panel of more than million consumers", looked at the viewing behavior and activity of the company's U.
Netflix viewers who watched at least one episode of the season. The website's critical consensus reads, "13 Reasons Why complements its bestselling source material with a gripping look at adolescent grief whose narrative maturity belies its YA milieu.
Minnette's Clay is, by design, a much more stoic and reserved character Feinberg of The Hollywood Reporter also praises both actors: The actress' performance is full of dynamic range, setting it against Minnette's often more complicated task in differentiating between moods that mostly go from uncomfortable to gloomy to red-eyed, hygiene-starved despair.
This was favorably reviewed by critics, such as Miller of Indiewire, particularly her statement that "the adult edges to this story ring with honesty and truth. Feinberg highlighted the show's directors, saying: The background on the show keeps getting deeper, richer. Mike Hale of The New York Times wrote a critical review, writing, "the show doesn't make [Hannah's] downward progress convincing.
It too often feels artificial, like a very long public service announcement. Nicholson was skeptical that the show would appeal to older viewers, unlike other series set in high school such as Freaks and Geeks and My So-Called Life: It's too tied up in conveying the message that terrible behaviour can have horrible consequences to deal in any subtleties or shades of feeling.
It's largely one-note — and that note is horrifying. He praised Langford's "stunning performance" but noted, "There are times when we simply don't believe the characters, when what they do or say isn't consistent with who we've been led to believe they are At times, [Hannah] is self-possessed and indifferent at best to the behavior of the popular kids.
At other times, though, relatively minor misperceived slights seem to send her into an emotional tailspin. No doubt, teenagers embody a constant whirl of conflicting emotions, but the script pushes the bounds of credibility here and there.13 Reasons Why, Netflix's adaptation of Jay Asher's bestselling YA novel, is a devastating account of what drives a high school student named Hannah Baker to take her own life.
The premise. The official website for Jay Asher's debut novel, Thirteen Reasons Why.
The late Hannah Baker explains why she committed suicide to her high school peers through a collection of cassette tapes she left behind. Why did Hannah Baker take her own life?
Her classmates all have secrets and the truth is about to come out. Hannah Baker's suicide shocked her family and friends. Now the dark secrets that killed her are coming to light. 13 Reasons Why: Season 1 (Recap) Hannah Baker records a series of tapes.
Bullying by students and the stigma of suicide are themes in the novel Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. New to town, Hannah Baker hopes to have a new life.
“Best thing ever, its deep and emotional and its real, its a nonfiction and its perfect, it is a heart touching novel, I love the quote "you cant stop the future, you cant rewind the past, the only way to learn the secrets is to press play.".