FC: Thirteen Reasons Why By: Jay Asher
1: In loving memory of Hannah Baker. I will miss you.
2: Entry #1 "Hello, boys and girls. Hannah here. Live and in stereo."(7) This is what I first heard when I listened to the tape that I received on my front
3: next tape,my mom walks in and scared the crap out of me. I can't handle this, I need to take a walk and that's exactly what I'm going to do. | door. First thing that comes to mind was how could she give me these tapes? She killed herself. She's dead! Right when I was about to listen to the
4: Entry #2 I continue to listen to the tapes. Person number one, Justin Foley. I thought to myself, "Justin Foley. A senior. He was Hannah's first kiss." (12)
5: how do I know that though? Well anyways, Justin used Hannah. He started rumors that Hannah took off her shirt and Justin put his hands all over her. Her first kiss was at a park, why would she do that in the middle of the park? Why would he lie about that? I don't understand. I hate him now. I need to go to Tony's house to clear my head.
6: Entry #3 Person number two, Jessica Davis. Hannah says, "For Jessica, it was easier to think of me as Bad Hannah." (66) Actually, it was easier for everyone to
7: think that. Jessica and Hannah were both new so they became good friends and met at Monet's everyday. They also met one other person named Alex. Jessica and Alex went out. Rumors started going around that Alex and Hannah did things. Jessica would rather believe these rumors than Hannah. Hannah told me to go to Monet's so that's where I'm going.
8: Entry #4 Tape number three. Next person is Tyler Down. According to Hannah, he is a "Peeping Tom." (85) Tyler decided to go to Hannah's house while her
9: parents were gone and peep through her window. You're such an idiot, Tyler. He took pictures when she was changing. He thought he was sneaky, but Hannah could hear the click of the camera. What were you going to do with those pictures, Tyler? Well now I'm going to go down to your house and watch you, how does it feel?
10: Entry #5 Tape number four. Courtney Crimsen, the popular girl. Hannah said, "Courtney Crimsen you are so sweet right? wrong."(93) When I heard that, I realized she does
11: that to everyone. Courtney just wants to be friends with everyone just to get their vote for prom queen. Hannah is getting mad that Courtney is using her. I don't blame her. Courtney got a ride from Hannah, then just left her. After she was at the party, Hannah wanted to leave but Courtney won't leave her. How could you just use Hannah, she's so perfect. Now I have to take the bus back home, I feel relaxed.
12: Entry #6 Next tape. Marcus Cooley. So the cheerleaders try to raise money for their squad and they came up with My Dollar Valentines. Every morning they would say, "Oh my dollar Valentine's"(130) that got really
13: annoying. They passed out survey, but I didn't take it seriously. Anyways, Hannah was on Marcus' list. They met at Rosie's and he used her. Why is everyone just using her? I took a trip to Rosie's and sat in the same booth Hannah sat in. I wonder how she felt. I don't think anyone knows how she feels. I went to Rosie's to try to understand.
14: Entry # 7 Almost done, next person. This tape is on poetry so its not me. Hannah's hint to who she was talking about is, "The editor our school's very Lost-N-Found Gazette" (183) and I knew that it was Ryan Shaver. He takes
15: Pictures of random things that he finds and shares them with everyone. Well he stole something from Hannah, he didn't find it, he stole it. She trusted him to read her poem and he stole it. Now teachers use it for their class. I didn't know she wrote poems. I remember that poem that we read in English. That was hers? wow.
16: Entry #8 Tony invited me to sit in his car while i listened to this tape. Why? I don't know. Okay, next person. Wait, what? ME?! Why am I on this tape? Oh okay. Hannah just put me on so she could apologize. Good,
17: I didn't do anything wrong. But wait...after we made out at the party she cried. She told me to stop so i did. Then she told me to leave so i did. "Why did i listen? When did I leave her there? She needed me. I knew that" but i still left. I could've stopped her but i didn't. "One prime purpose in this life is to help others, and if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them" (Tenzin Gyotso) That what i did but somehow i still hurt her. I killed Hannah, It's all my fault. After I listened to this tape, I threw up and i cried. Thats the only thing i could do.
18: Entry #9 Second to last person. Jenny Kurtz. Hannah went to another party and she needed a ride home so Jenny offered her a ride. Hannah didn't know she was drunk. well jenny was drunk and ran into a stop sign.
19: Oh, that's no big deal. Well actually, it is. Hannah tried to call the police but Jenny wouldn't listen. "When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen." (Ernest Hemingway) Jenny was one of those people. And that night there was a car accident. I remember that night. The whole time I was thinking, " we all could've stopped something." (246) Now I know Hannah has felt the way we feel now.
20: Entry # 10 Last person. Mr. Potter? The guidance counselor? Why him. Hannah says he's the last person and if he doesn't help, she's gone. Apparently, he didn't help cause Hannah said, "He's letting me go."(279) He could've helped but he didn't. I could've
21: helped but I didn't. Mr. potter could've said, "No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change."(Barbara de Angelis) But he did say anything to her. He just let her go. And now she's gone for good. Her last words were, I'm sorry then the clicker went off.