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Thirteen Reasons Why
Thirteen Reasons Why | Jay Asher
THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES AND INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER Eerie, beautiful, and devastating. Chicago Tribune A stealthy hit with staying power. . . . thriller-like pacing.The New York Times Thirteen Reasons Why will leave you with chills long after you have finished reading. Amber Gibson, NPRs All Things Considered You cant stop the future. You cant rewind the past. The only way to learn the secret . . . is to press play.Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Bakerhis classmate and crushwho committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah's voice tells him that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out why. Clay spends the night crisscrossing his town with Hannah as his guide. He becomes a firsthand witness to Hannah's pain, and as he follows Hannahs recorded words throughout his town, what he discovers changes his life forever.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Princessss
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Young adult fiction
10.1619
10.25.19
Borrowed from friend
The book is about a girl who got bullied and sexually harassed by her friends and boyfriend. The main character is Hannah Baker who is a sophmore in highschool. After all the bullying and harassment, she commited suicide in her bathtub. Before her death, she made tapes to all the people that affected her into committing to her death. Her friend Clay then investigated the situation.

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Lxxise
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Genre: Young adult Fiction
Date Started: October 12, 2019
Date Completed: October 31, 2019
Why I choose the book: A friend recommended it

Brief Summary: The book is about a girl living her high school life and eventually gets bullied and drives her to kill herself.

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“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.“

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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I wasn‘t aware that this one was banned.. I didn‘t care for it at all... Banned for addressing teen suicide... 💔💔

#BannedBook
#GratefulReads

Reviewsbylola I loved this one when I read it. So powerful. I am not surprised it‘s been banned unfortunately. 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Reviewsbylola I‘ve read other books addressing this issue and I‘m not sure why I disliked this one so much... 🤷🏼‍♀️ 2mo
OriginalCyn620 I loved this one! 2mo
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mom2bugnbee Huh. I thought this might become required reading for high schools, since most require an anti-bullying curriculum. 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @mom2bugnbee I‘ll tag you in the link... maybe it is incorrect 🤷🏼‍♀️ 2mo
mom2bugnbee I'm sure this is right. Gotta love how the book that was banned for atheism is immediately followed by the Bible. 🤦🏻‍♀️ And Captain Underpants? Mercy. 2mo
LibrarianRyan It‘s been banned frequently because some think it glorifies teen suicide. It got heavier banning after the TV show. I personally liked this book and thought it was a great way for adults to talk to teens about the bad things in life. 2mo
mom2bugnbee @LibrarianRyan Totally agree. I didn't watch the show b/c I heard so many bad things about it. My oldest read it at, age 15 or 16, loved it, & also didn't watch the show, for the same reasons. 2mo
LibrarianRyan @mom2bugnbee the show wasn‘t bad... I liked seeing what was happening with the other kids. But I think it lost something to draw the time line out from one day to a month. And it left some things get more graphic or gossip girl like then I would have expected. 2mo
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Pickpick

#Scarathlon #TeamStoker #13 #chillingphotochallenge

I think of this book with the number 13. I read it some time ago and it‘s a good book.

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ElizaMarie
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Day 13: 13- so I read this book when it first came out. I had some mixed feelings. I enjoyed the story it explains how suicide is usually just not one trigger and a build up of a lot of pain/frustration/emotion etc. I saw the show and I feel like they get some parts write and others so very wrong.

#TeamStoker #Scarathlon #ChillingPhotoChallenge
@TheReadingMermaid

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Panpan

I read/listened this one for #BannedBooksWeek. I found it melodramatic and frustrating. I usually like #ya books. 😕

Reagan I felt the same. 4mo
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britt_brooke
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1. 13 Reasons Why 🙅🏼‍♀️
2. Scrubs
3. ☕️☕️☕️ and a chocolate protein shake
4. central
5. Red Electric Kool-Aid 🤘🏻

Fun questions @howjessreads !
#friyayintro

Bookjunkie57 I love Scrubs! 4mo
Leftcoastzen Ahhh ,Tom Wolfe! 4mo
saresmoore I‘m pretty sure Scrubs had a lot more influence on my life than I‘d care to admit (I named my daughter Elliott 🙃). 4mo
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Megabooks F***ing Jay Asher 🙄 4mo
britt_brooke @Leftcoastzen This is my first time reading him! 4mo
britt_brooke @saresmoore Love it!! 💚 4mo
britt_brooke @Megabooks What you said, exactly. 🤬 4mo
Scochrane26 I love scrubs! I have all the dvds, except the “last” season. 4mo
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gradcat Very good—love this sentiment! 5mo
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eram10
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Pickpick

"A lot of you cared, just not enough."

Through out I was secretly hoping Hannah wasn't dead, she faked her death somehow. But I knew that wasn't going to happen.

Jennick2004 I‘m watching season 3 on Netflix right now. 5mo
eram10 Oh. I watched it all the day it came out. :) 5mo
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Stephuhhnieee
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I devoured this in high-school; and put it on my then list of top reads, but I haven‘t read it since. I watched season one of the Netflix show when it came out, and was shaken by the rawness of it. I didn‘t hate the show, but did feel strongly for those who may have watched it and found themselves worse off. I‘m curious to see how I‘ll perceive the book now that I‘m older, would say I‘m in a better mental state, and have a child of my own.

IamIamIam I read this a few years ago, in my late 30s, and I was very impressed with the level of responsibility that was placed on all the secondary characters and that very little attention was paid to the actual suicide aspect of the main character. I didn't watch the series because I thought the sensationalizing of the suicide took away from the story. Her story focuses on accountability, not the drama of suicide. 5mo
mom2bugnbee @IamIamIam EXACTLY. I have two girls in HS & also read this a few years back. I thought then, & I think now, that it should be HS required reading. My now HS senior (read it as a frosh or soph) boycotted the show b/c she heard enough to know that it missed the point of the book. And now it's just become a whodunit in later seasons. Nothing wrong with a whodunit, but don't claim that it's a retelling of the book. 5mo
Stephuhhnieee @IamIamIam I agree. Up until now, as I realize they changed the way she committed her suicide was changed in the show (which made it more dramatic because that scene was hard to watch) I thought they were doing a great job of showing the accountability of the secondary characters. I personally thought it would have been a good tool for a parent or teacher to sit and watch with someone younger and point out those accountabilities... 5mo
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Stephuhhnieee @IamIamIam And to show the warning signs of someone asking for help... because those are missed a lot of the time. But I‘m starting to feel different as I wrap the audiobook up. I‘m still a fan, but my views on the show have changed. They could‘ve done better. Should have done better. 5mo
Stephuhhnieee @mom2bugnbee I refuse to watch the following seasons. They have nothing to do with the book aside from giving viewers a very Hollywood “what would happen after.” I feel like the point of the book was there, but was lost the moment they aired the episode of her committing. Which as @IamIamIam said sensationalizes it. Also, more people were mad at the secondary characters for being so ignorant and it didn‘t seem to click.... 5mo
Stephuhhnieee @mom2bugnbee didn‘t seem to click that those were the lessons the producers wanted people learn. It shouldn‘t of been a tv show, yet. It came before it‘s time and needed more thought on the production of it. 5mo
LibrarianRyan Not gonna lie, I love the book, and I like the TV show, and am about to complete season 3. The book is all about Clay experiencing the tapes and making sense of what happens. He listens all in one night. I liked the TV show because you got to see what the side characters were thinking and feeling as they see others get the tapes. Why wouldn't person one just toss them. Why would they pass them on? You get that in the show as it takes Clay 5mo
LibrarianRyan Weeks to listen to them. And it shows how he does and does not want to know. His questioning of himself “what did I do“. You do not really get that in the book. 5mo
Stephuhhnieee @LibrarianRyan The tossing of the tapes crossed Clays mind in the book, but Hannah said she had an extra set that would be released publicly if the tapes didn‘t make it all the way around. (I think Tony has the extra set? Which is mentioned in the show.) But I agree that it is nice to get more view points from the rest of the characters involved. But I do feel things could‘ve been portrayed much differently now that I‘m rereading! 5mo
LibrarianRyan @Stephuhhnieee That's the other thing. Tony is just a mention in the books. An almost non-character. They expanded his role so much. And I actually liked it. 5mo
Stephuhhnieee @LibrarianRyan I agree! It was nice to know more about why Hannah trusted him and what he was up to while the tapes were being passed around. 5mo
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Darkside723
Mehso-so

Probably one of the few books that are inferior to their screenplays. Personal opinion, the Netflix version pulled out my feelings of sorrow and sadness wayyy more than the book. In the end, 6/10 stars

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I‘m actually surprised at how low this is rated. Is it the best book ever? No. But it is intriguing and the characters are realistic and blend together into a believable story. No part of me feels like this “glorifies suicide.” If anything, it places an importance on reaching out to your peers for a mental health check. 3.5/5

KathyWheeler I read it when it first came out because my brother committed suicide when he was 23. I was surprised when people started saying it glorified suicide because I didn‘t see this book as doing that at all. 6mo
UnidragonFrag I haven't read the book, but I think that people saying it glorifies suicide are taking about the show, which I do agree with. The finale for the 1st season was just.. ugh. 🙄😡 6mo
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ReadingIsMyHobby
Pickpick

I read this book once, my emotions were all over the place. I wanted to read it before I watched the show.

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ProfReader

I have no words for Bryce or Mr. Porter...😡

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ProfReader
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Bryce, Bryce, Bryce...I wasn‘t prepared for what I just read...smh

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KristenDuck
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Mehso-so

I almost never read this book. Early on I formed the opinion this book is a bad idea as it slightly glamorizes suicide, which, I thought was a horrible idea...

But then I thought, who am I to hold such an opinion if I never read it?

So it was okay. I gave it an all right rating simply because I‘ve read worse.

I did NOT like that she hid in a closet while her friend/ex-friend (doesn‘t matter) was raped. Then never did anything about it. ??

Scochrane26 Most rapes aren‘t reported, especially from teens. At the time I read that book, I thought it was better than some about the mental health. I do think it doesn‘t encourage teens to talk to adults. I‘ve heard the show glorifies the suicide a bit. (edited) 7mo
KristenDuck @Scochrane26 after reading it, im not really interested in watching the show. 7mo
Scochrane26 @KristenDuck I‘m def not interested in the show. I work w/ mental health & teens, don‘t need it on the screen. 7mo
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RaimeyGallant I think I'm going to boycott this book because of what the author did. 7mo
KristenDuck @RaimeyGallant what did the author do? 7mo
RaimeyGallant @KristenDuck It's a rabbit hole, but go Google him. I'm going to stand with my author sisters on this one. 7mo
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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Mehso-so

This is one of those books that people seem to love or hate. I read it because I'm reading American Library Association Top 11 Challenged or Banned Books of 2018. I didn't enjoy reading it but that's my personal opinion. Everyone has to decide for themselves what is appropriate for them. Hence the So-So.

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It's been a painful couple of days, so I'll be spending the night in bed with these two fluffy butts and a book.
#fridaynightbookclub #dogsoflitsy #litsylove

SW-T Hope you feel better soon! 7mo
DaveGreen7777 Awww! 😢 Hope things are much less painful soon! 7mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Hope you feel better soon!, ❤️❤️ 7mo
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cobwebmoth *hugs* 7mo
mabell Fur therapy ❤️❤️❤️ 7mo
UwannaPublishme Feel better! ❤️❤️❤️ 7mo
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I found this drawing tucked between the pages of my library book. I love finding notes in books.
#hiddentreasure

Janmah I love buying used cookbooks and finding handwritten recipes tucked inside. 7mo
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plemmdog
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Panpan

Read this again for an essay I‘m contemplating to write. Disliked it more even the second time.

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Vivlio_Gnosi
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Am I the only Litten who's bothered by this filing decision??

JohannaRose You‘re not! Lol that is definitely not a classic! 8mo
Vivlio_Gnosi My soul shuttered. 8mo
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It's a lot different listening to it as an adult than as a teen. I remember this book meaning so much to me because I related so intensely to it. It certainly reminds me that we have an effect on everyone no matter how big or small our interactions are...and it's important to try and be and do the best with the world around us. Be kind, care, sympathize, and listen. That's how we can help folks in need, and everyone is in need at some point.

Buechersuechtling @LogiKitty I completely agree. Me, myself I first read this book as an adult and it was weird, I completely could remember how it was back at school because I was heavily bullied myself but at the same time, I noticed quite intensely that I could no longer connect to what hurt Hannah as much as I might have when I had read her story in my own teenage years. 8mo
LogiKitty @Buechersuechtling right? It feels weird now to be in that in between space where I feel like it was supposed to mean more but I know why it didn't? I think it's a good thing tho because we're in a (hopefully) better place 🥰 8mo
Buechersuechtling @LogiKitty Oh, I‘m sure we are. Even if not better in all relations, this feeling shows that we/our personality matured. We were able to realise that we are part of more universes than Highschool. Our sights broadened. And yes, that‘s a good thing. 🤗 8mo
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Sad! But I hope it doesn‘t encourage more suicides. Just be wonderful to yourself and everyone you see.

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Just starting this! I‘ve made a list of 40 or so books that I own and want to read this summer! This is one of them, I‘ve seen the show on Netflix but haven‘t read it yet! Is it similar to the show at all? #bibliophile #mustread #YA #bookworm #fiction #currentread #catsoflitsy

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Krazykat722

About halfway through and liking it. It‘s different than the Netflix show, different but still good.

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Some books with #cliques that I really liked. #springintoreading

Victoriahoperose I just read One of Us is Lying and really liked it! 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great choices!! 9mo
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A milestone is reached!!!! I love my Litsy family!!!!!

tournevis 💃🕺💃🕺💃🕺💃🕺💃🕺💃🕺💃🕺 10mo
Naj Congrats 👏🏾👏🏾🎉🎉 10mo
ProfReader @Naj thank you!!! 10mo
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ProfReader @tournevis thank you!!! 10mo
ProfReader @Jas16 thank you!!~ 10mo
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Lists like these do mental damage to people, and they think it‘s “harmless” fun. Students can be so mean!!! 😡😡😡

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Guys love their muscle cars!!!

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ProfReader
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If someone told me that I was the one of the reasons he/she committed suicide, I would carry that with me for the Rest of my life.😔

Agentfalco I agree yes it would haunt me 😱😢 10mo
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Wow. This is the first time in a long time where I read a book start to finish in a weekend. I knew the story behind it before reading it die to me watching the show on Netflix. This book still grabbed my attention from the very first word. This was definitely a page Turner, and I had a hard time putting the book down. I really hope Jay Asher writes a sequel to this to see how everything unfolds.

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zurazureen
13 Reasons Why | Jay Asher
Mehso-so

though it's a bit different than the series but overall it was okay. truly tackles the reasons why Hannah Baker quits life overall.

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In other upsetting news, the author of Thirteen Reasons Why, Jay Asher, is a fucking creep.

He admitted to coercing multiple women at the SCBWI conference into an affair and then threatening them to keep it a secret.

This fits into a few others accusations against him, James Dashner and Sherman Alexie a few months ago.

https://www.vulture.com/2019/02/thirteen-reasons-why-author-jay-asher-made-a-pre...

#metoo #13reasonswhy

Bklover 😡 11mo
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Panpan

Why is this book even a thing? Hannah, please stop taking everything so personal! We have all been in those school situation where the kids mess with our heads. But that doesn't mean we gotta die 😒 This girl annoys me soooo much that I can't explain in words. Bad book. Just bad.

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Gizmo86
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#20Thingsaboutme! Thank you @kmshaffer for the tag. I'm tagging some of my followers to try and get to know you better 😊 @rather_be_reading @olivia.ferz @VioletBramble @Callemarie @Quirkybookworm @Whimsical.Curiosity

VioletBramble Thanks for the tag. My current phone (16GB) doesn't have enough room for me to have collage apps. I'm planning on getting a new phone late next week so I will try this then. 12mo
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Wmarkle27
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This book was a good but very emotional read, it‘s about a girl named Hannah Baker committing suicide and the way it affects people around the school. There was one guy named Clay Jensen that was in love with Hannah, and when he learned of her passing he wanted to know the reasons. Hannah made tapes about everyone who wronged her. Clay Jensen was on the tapes and when he finds out he goes into a deep sadness. This book was great but emotional

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Roxy26
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Honestly, what a load of nonsense. Self-absorption was the main theme of the book. Glamourising suicide was the other. Clay was waaaay too perfect to be likeable as a character. I felt no emotion reading this book, apart from frustration! Young adult novels are definitely not for me.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego That's interesting. I hadn't seen that way. I thought of it as more of a means to start a dialogue about bullying & suicide. But I can see your point of ve 14mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego * your point of view as well. 14mo
Roxy26 You‘re right. From the reviews I‘ve read, it‘s definitely started a dialogue about those subjects. I was expecting to feel a lot more emotions for a book that‘s dealing with such emotional subjects. 14mo
Rohiniranu Thsi is totally true. And worse is that, people reading it would feel as if committing suicide on these contexts is actually right and is kinda intellectual. 13mo
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#QuotsyNov18 Day 7: The #impact we make on other people‘s lives may be life-changing or life-saving, really.

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LoverofLit
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Listening to this podcast, Pop Psych 101, discussing mental illness in pop culture. This week's topic is 13 Reasons Why which I haven't ever read the book or watched the show but now it is kind of making me want to possibly... They are covering the book Perks of Being a Wallflower week after next too and I LOVED that book. Any other reads you guys recommend that does a good job of portraying a facet of mental illness?

ravenlee I read Thirteen Reasons and thought it was pretty good, although I‘ve heard the show strayed into glamorizing the aftermath of suicide. Tease addresses a similar idea but from the POV of a girl who harassed the victim. OCDaniel does a good job depicting the “zaps” of a kid with OCD and how his disorder worsens under stress. Both books are good but not great, but have some good food for thought. 1y
LoverofLit @ravenlee They did talk about the irresponsibility of the show kind of glamorizing suicide or using it as the teenager's ultimate FU to those who have bullied them and I just found it so interesting and also a little sad. I'll have to add those two books to my TBR! Thanks 😊 1y
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kool

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Mel._.Mel
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Mehso-so

Idk

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Ryles
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Pickpick

(Just playing catch up with some of the books I‘ve read lately) Heard good things about the show so I gave this a read, excited to watch it now .. even know the books are always better 📚💖

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KuehlerBookStop
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For day two of #bannedbooksweek I‘m showing off THIRTEEN REASONS WHY. Challenged because a parent considered this book to be “pornographic.” Which, I‘m pretty certain, high schoolers are already looking at, and this is a book that most definitely needs to be read. By ALL ages.•
#bannedbooksweek2018 #thirteenreasonswhy #bannedbook #bannedbookbonanza

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Gabi1306
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Words aren't enough to describe this book. All I can say is that, read it. It's a must for everyone and after reading this, who knows, you maybe able to save someone's life. This book tells us about something that most of us choose not to do; be nice to people. You never know who you're seeing or hearing for the last time. You don't want to end up like the people in the tapes, do you? Be nice. It isn't too much to ask, is it?