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Loss And Guilt In Jay Asher's 13 Reasons Why

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Jay Asher’s 13 Reasons Why does an extremely well job of going over the themes of loss and guilt, while also adding in a pinch of mystery. This is because when one of the main characters, Clay, comes home from school, he sees a package on his porch. After opening it, he sees it is filled with thirteen different tapes, but what was within them Clay did not know. Upon further inspection, Clay realizes that these tapes were recorded by Hannah Baker, his movie theatre co worker and long time crush. What makes 13 Reasons different from any teenage love story is that Hannah is dead, she commited suicide. However, until the tapes arrived and he listened to them, Clay did not know why.
As Hannah put it, “there are thirteen sides to every story”. Clay’s
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