Book Review

Review – Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

According to Hannah Baker, there are thirteen sides to every story. And there are thirteen reasons why she swallowed a handful of pills, and left this world for good. When thirteen tapes show up on Clay’s doorstep just two weeks after Hannah–his classmate and crush– commits suicide, he’s intrigued. Then he presses play, and his life turns inside out. Hannah Baker is back, but only to explain why she left. But if he got the tapes, that means he is one of the thirteen reasons why. Throughout the course of one night, Clay travels through his hometown with Hannah’s voice playing through a Walkman, and nothing will look or feel the same again.

I finally had time to read this book, I was planning to read this back when I was in College but I don’t know why I never had time to read it. But I’m glad I didn’t read it because College was a roller coaster life and something in this book might trigger me I dont know, but I’m just glad I didn’t read it that time.

This book is sad, tragic, dark and heartbreaking for me. I find it hard to describe this book because this book is too painful to read, it’s just hard to read Hannah Baker’s tragic experiences and you know that these things really happens in the real world we live in.

While reading it, I feel bad for Hannah because she doesn’t deserve it no one deserves that. And you can’t really blame her for her choices, it’s just that she was surrounded by jerks and she didn’t get the help she needed. Also in this book, I never felt so much hatred for the characters, too many characters to hate! I freaking hate Bryce because he’s the one triggered Hannah to end it.

A part of me was feeling envious of Hannah Baker. Envious of one thing she did — that one thing she did cos I don’t have the guts to do it.

This book is so sad but it will make you more realize of the stuff you do to other people, even the tiniest bit has an effect on their life. We need to be careful on what we say and do to others, lets just be kind to one another because we don’t know whats really happening with their life. In short, DON’T BE A JERK! I know it doesn’t need a book for you to know and make you realize this stuff. We should know this because it’s what we need.

If you are going through something, I know its hard trust me I know. You just want everything to stop but please seek help, talk to someone cause it will make you feel a lot better. If you don’t have someone to talk, you can talk to me and I’ll try my best to answer and find time for you. There are support hotlines in this website . There’s nothing wrong in seeking help when you need it.

“You don’t know what goes on in anyone’s life but your own. And when you mess with one part of a person’s life, you’re not messing with just that part. Unfortunately, you can’t be that precise and selective. When you mess with one part of a person’s life, you’re messing with their entire life. Everything. . . affects everything.”

PS: If you easily get trigger of bullying and rape, it think it’s better if you skip this one.

Me Before You Book Review

I saw the trailer of You Before Me on YouTube and watched it because Sam Claflin and Emilia Clarke are playing the main roles. So the trailer was heartbreakingly good well they used an Ed Sheeran track so it added more feels and also Imagine Dragons wrote a song for the movie. I got curious of the whole story of the movie so I searched it on the internet and read the sypnosis. I kinda like the story so I gave it a shot, I downloaded a copy and started reading it.

I finished almost half of the book on the first day I started it, I didn’t notice it so I decided to stop and continue it the next day. I don’t what to rush it because a. I’m currently enjoying it b. I don’t want to reach the ending yet cause I know it will break me. I’m starting to like the characters and the story, Louisa Clark’s personality is so interesting and funny. A lot of us can relate to her, the way she thinks about her life, her choices. Will Traynor was living and enjoying his life and suddenly everything changed because of an accident, you cant blame him for what he become, for being an arse at first and the choices he made. Louisa’s boyfriend Patrick is annoying, Hes not a good boyfriend to her and I just don’t like him.The book has different POVs aside from Louisa, there are POVs of Will’s and Louisa’s family and his boyfriend. Will doesn’t have his own POV on the book.

I finished the book the next day, I don’t know what to feel about it. Louisa and Will’s relationship is so adorable and cute and you just want it to continue but it obviously cant. The last few chapters are heartbreaking, The things Louisa planned for Will and every time she tears up is heartbreaking. The chapter where Louisa admitted her feelings and what she really wants for them broke my heart. Louisa explained her self well but Will’s answer are also on point. Well, you cant really blame Will for not changing his mind. You cant say he’s being selfish, hes not just doing it for himself but also for the people around him. You cant also blame Louisa for trying to change Will’s mind. He fell inlove with him, he taught him a lot of things she doesn’t know existed within her, she helped her grow into a different person. They both have a good point which makes it so hard and painful.

“All I can say is that you make me… you make me into someone I couldn’t even imagine. You make me happy, even when you’re awful. I would rather be with you – even the you that you seem to think is diminished – than with anyone else in the world.”

Damn this line fucked me up…

After what happened Louisa continued to live her life, he followed Will’s advice to have a life and there are lot of things to know than what she knows.

“I am conscious that knowing me has caused you pain, and grief, and I hope that one day when you are less angry with me and less upset you will see not just that I could only have done the thing that I did, but also that this will help you live a really good life, a better life, than if you hadn’t met me.

Don’t think of me too often. I don’t want to think of you getting all maudlin. Just live well. Just live.”

This novel was truly heart wrenching, there are points that it reminded me of Augustus and Hazel but this one is different. This book made me realize that there a lot more of this life can offer that we ever think of. We need to open our minds with possibilities, things we can do with our lives. We cant let ourselves be in a shell and be comfortable with it. And also that there are choices that we cant control, sometimes we just need to understand and accept it
especially in that situation.

“Push yourself. Don’t Settle. Just live well. Just LIVE.”

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4/5 I’ll post a different entry about the trailer and soundtrack of the upcoming adaptation so watch out!

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