Huge Rant

So I just watched the trailer for 13 Reasons Why on Netflix. I’ll preface this by saying that this is one of my favorite books because of how it sheds light on how no matter whether you mean to or not, you have an impact on someone else’s life. That being said, here is why Netflix has capitalized on mental illness issues and bullying. (Spoilers will be included if you want to stop reading)

#1-This book is about suicide and the impact of others on the victim. It is NOT a “mystery” of her death. We know what happened. It’s clearly stated in the beginning of the book how and why she killed herself.

#2-It is very obvious from the trailer that there will be a heater romance in the show. THAT IS NOT THE POINT OF THE STORY!!! But naturally the heteronormative and ignorant society we live in today makes that budding relationship absolutely imperative apparently.

#3-Lastly, the trailer shows immediately that the people who wrote this do not care about sticking to the book because of how incorrectly they portray the relationship between the victim and the main character.

This book has always been very important to me and I’m sure many others as well who have struggled with mental illness and have thought about or even attempted suicide because of the actions of others. It pisses me off to no end that Netflix would allow this to be made.

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books posters: thirtheen reasons why

“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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endless list of my favourite books | thirteen reasons why by jay asher 

 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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books read in 2017: thirteen reasons why by jay asher 

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.