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Suicide In Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why

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Death is something one cannot escape, whether it be natural or self inflicted death is inevitable. Suicide is the second leading causes of death for ages 10-24. Young adults are faced with challenges that become too much to bare; they begin to feel as if there is no other option but suicide. In today's society, young adults lack the knowledge and experience to deal with difficult circumstances that will later lead to severe consequences. When children are not informed through; involvement, witnessing it, seeing it in movies or in this instance even reading about it, they don't know what to do when it happens to them. When children have this resource taken away or banned from schools they won't fully know how real these events are. In Jay Asher's novel, Thirteen Reasons Why, these harsh circumstances are so pertinent in high schoolers lives that banning this book deprives students of the vital lessons they may need to face reality. The First Amendment gives authors and everyone else this right to freedom of speech. This amendment protects and allows people to freely express themselves, "First amendment reveals that the US protects several basic liberties- freedom of speech,…show more content…
This book is based on the hard life of one highschool girl and how the actions of her classmates negatively affected her life. These people pushed Hannah to do what no one should ever feel is the answer, "I hope you're ready because I'm about to tell you the story of my life. More specifically, why my life ended. And if you're listening to these tapes, you're one of the reasons why"(Asher 7). This book goes in depth of how hard life can be for some highschool students. Thirteen Reasons Why, was banned for many reasons, however one of the main reasons is the topic of suicide
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