The lesson I received from this book was that a person’s actions can affect others’ self-esteem and life. In this novel, the main characters are Hannah Baker and Clay Jensen. Hannah was a new student at high school, after encountering several experiences, rumors spread about her. Later, she then started to feel depressed and committed suicide because of the way people treated her. Hannah left a set of 13 tapes explaining the 13 reasons why she ended her life. Clay Jensen, receives these tapes but is not sure why (pg.5). After, finding out that he is in one of the tapes, Clay is eager and desperate to find out what he did wrong to make Hannah commit suicide.He listens to them, and the whole picture of Hannah’s drama-filled life unfolds. As I said before, the lesson I learnt was that your actions can affect a person’s life. The thirteen people in this book that hurt Hannah's feelings and made her feel worthless, which changed how she saw herself and the way she felt about herself.
This novel relates to the book Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. Speak is about a girl named Melinda Sordino. Melinda was at a party, but after calling the cops,…show more content… For example, some girls were making fun of my friend, so she decided not to come to school. I did try to help her through her problems, but this situation affected how she acted during school. It also relates to the community, because many people go through depression and bullying. These people usually start becoming quieter and do not reach out for help. They don’t try to get better, which is why authors, such as Jay Asher, write books like Speak and Thirteen Reasons Why. They try to show readers what some people have to put up with every day, and what happens when they cannot take it anymore. With books like this, people in our community can understand what bullying leads to, making it clear to them that bullying has to