Jay Asher Born in Arcadia California on September 30,1975 Thirteen Reasons Why is Jay Asher first published novel. http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/569269.Jay_Asher
Protagonist Hannah Baker is the protagonist in this story even though she committed suicide. She is the protagonist because everyone else in the book is an antagonist to her life.
Antagonist In this book the antagonist is all one big group of people. Its everyone that was on the tapes of Hannah Baker’s. Everyone played a part to affect Hannah’s life in a negative way. Justin Foley Alex Standall Jessica Davis Tyler Down Courtney Crimsen Marcus Cooley Zack Dempsey Ryan Shaver Clay Jensen Bryce Walker Mr. Porter
Favorite Character Clay Jensen finds the tapes of Hannah Baker’s life on his door steps one day after school. Although he is on the tapes he was the only one that never did anything negative to Hannah Baker. Even Hannah herself said that Clay was an all around good guy.
Least Favorite Character My least favorite character would not be just one person but a group. Everyone but Clay was on the tapes because of the negative affect they played on Hannah’s life. From Justin down to Mr. Porter would be my least favorite because they did not think about the affect they were having on Hannah’s life.
Exposition The book starts out with Clay Jensen finding a box on his front porch and he does not know who it’s from. When he opens it up he finds tapes inside and starts to listen to them. When he listens to the tapes he realizes they are from Hannah Baker, the girl he liked and never got a chance to tell her.
Rising Action The rising action in Thirteen Reasons Why would be from the time Clay listens to the very first tape and keeps going tell the end of the tapes.
Climax The Climax comes when Hannah says her last words on the tapes, “thank you” then a click and it’s over.
Falling Action Clay then mails the tapes off to the next person on the list just like Hannah says to. He goes back to school remembering all the times he let Hannah slip by and seeing all the people who were on the tapes and knowing all they did.
Resolution Clay decides he can’t let another person slip by in his life and wishes that he did something different. He calls after Skye, so he will not make the same mistake again.
Setting Time Period-Present time Place-Hannah’s home town
Themes Love Death High School I rate this book an 8.5 because it’s different from most books I read and it drew me in.
Why it happens Teens are under enormous amount of stress and pressure. Good grades Have a job Fit in at school
Depression and anxiety Teens are at the greatest risk for depression and anxiety but most parents and adults do not believe that. Adults cannot take the attitude that part of being a teen is feeling pressures and stresses.
Self-injury Because most teens with depression don’t get help they turn to self-injury as a form to make the emotions they are feeling go away. Slowly self-injury increases, acting like a drug. Soon self-injury controls their life and they feel as if there is no way out but end their life.
Facts Suicide is the third-leading cause of death for 15-to 24-year-olds, surpassed only by accidents and homicide. Suicide rates have been increasing over the last few years for teens Suicide rates differ between boys and girls. 20% of teens self-injure at least once, and 11% self-injure repeatedly
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