Nineteen Reasons Why By Jay Asher

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The novel, 'Thirteen Reasons Why, ' by Jay Asher explores every nitty-gritty topic that the children of today are sheltered from. Those of which include suicide, sex, rape, underage drinking, drugs- you name it. If the topic 's uncomfortable and shoved deep into the recesses of the media, you can guarantee this book covers it. Now, whether this is a just cause for the prohibition of the novel, is debatable. In my opinion, banning this novel should be a crime, censoring this text is unrealistic, considering that the parents should be teaching their children these topics while they 're at their most impressionable, and this book has the potential to become a classic, but hasn 't been given a proper chance. '"No one knows for certain how much impact they have on the lives of other people. Oftentimes, we have no clue. Yet we push it just the same," ' -Hannah Baker.

'Thirteen Reasons Why, ' is chalked full of controversial subject matter. This makes adults unreasonably uncomfortable. One of the particularly nasty topics, is suicide. This is the most abundant of controversial topics in this book, and it is a devastatingly common tragedy that happens every day. The author is oftentimes blunt about the subject, but gets his point across nonetheless. Suicide is something that crosses all of our minds at one time or another. This is demonstrated in the quote, '"Before the part, I 'd thought about giving up so many times. I don 't know, maybe some people are just preconditioned

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