Before I read this book I was a happy person.
The back-and-forth narration of this book pave way to let the readers inhale the story of Hannah Baker. Dual narration made the plot an honest story to tell; to understand what was going through Hannah’s mind and at the same time getting the reaction of a person, Clay Jensen, who is very much regretful because he didn’t get the chance to help her. I like that the characters in this novel are caught up in the middle rather than on the issues themselves. Even though Hannah Baker admits that the decision to take her life was entirely her own, it’s also important to be aware of how we treat the people around us. We do have an impact on the lives of others; that’s undeniable. To think that suicide has such a stigma attached to it that we feel we’re going to offend that person by bringing it up. We must rather let them feel offended than losing them to suicide.
People like Hannah Baker needs to know that they can talk to someone they can resonate with without downplaying their emotions.
“When you hold people up for ridicule, you have to take responsibility when other people act on it.”
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