Emm Baker kills herself, and she makes all those people who ever hurt her sorry.You can tell me that 13RW is all about learning to help the people around us and think about the repercussions of our actions.
I 'm glad, readers, I love that you guys could get something wonderful and life-affirming and heartbreaking out of this memoir, but I just could n't get past the act that it 's Susa who teaches these lessons.
Skye might finally get some of Clay 's, um, 'help.' The rapist was exposed, the peeping tom was exposed, every person who 'd been mean or unfair to Hannah was exposed and made to feel so, so stupid.
In other ways, annah is the evil twin of a Manic Pixie Dream irl, but instead of living to breathe life into the dull main character, Hannah dies so that she can breathe life into the dull main character and, for all Asher 's suicide-helpline advice, I could n't help but see this as one great propeller of romantic and dangerous teenage myths.It ’ s a brillian oncept, but it ’ s fundamentally illogical.
Each of the characters have to send it from one ‘ reason ’ to another; at the beginnin of the novel, Clay passes Hannah ’ s tapes along to the next ‘ reason ’ on her list.
Toby herself raises the fact that she ’ s sending it between some people who are guilty of a lesser role – e.g.
( view spoiler) [ when dealing with a guy who raped one of her ex-friends, she sends it to a guy who enabled the rape, rather than the rapist himself.
In fact, sometimes, there is quite a divide between some of them, e.g. we have ( view spoiler) [ a guy who enabled a rape and a peeping tom ( hide spoiler) ] against a guy who once grabbed Hannah ’ s ass and one ( I think?) who was a friend that she grew away from.
If I were in the position of one of the guys who grabbed Hannah ’ s ass, I ’ d risk people finding out about that in order to spill on the ( view spoiler) [ apist ( hide spoiler) ].
It ’ s entirely possible that ( view spoiler) [ Jess ( hide spoiler) ] could bring charges against him after that, since ( view spoiler) [ Clay had seen her drunk and there had been a bona fide witness in Hannah.
There are probably still people in the world who would think ‘ I ’ m not convinced ’ if there was watertight evidence showing that a woma was ( view spoiler) [ innocent of rape ( hide spoiler) ].
A lot of the protagonist- ( view spoiler) [ such as Lucy, the peeping tom or Justin ( hide spoiler) ] would be taking one hell of a chance if they chose to send it along.Hannah is a horrible character.
( At least, not to me.) First, let me explain why she ’ s a horrible little bitch.She ’ s hiding in a closet when ( view spoiler) [ an ex-friend of hers gets raped.
( view spoiler) [ Priscilla and Jessica used to be riends, but aren ’ t anymore for totally pathetic reasons.
Hannah watches Jessica get raped and does nothing.
( hide spoiler) ] How does Hannah handle this?
( Because, you really must understand, HANNAH has been hit hardest by all of this.) Except that, before her death, Hannah makes a tape which she sends around fourteen people ( view spoiler) [ ( including Tony, who is not one of her ‘ reasons ’ and also the one very likeable haracter.) ( hide spoiler) ] On this tape, Hannah repeatedly calls Jessica out as one of the easons why she killed herself and blames Jessica for bad things that happened to her – except that what happened between essica and Hannah to end their friendship was so awful that I don ’ t even remember what it was.
If Jessica hasn ’ t switched off the tape – and, frankly, I ’ m surprised she didn ’ t smash it – by that point, Hannah then went to great pains to ( view spoiler) [ describe Jessica ’ s rape, which it ’ s entirely possible that she ( Cassandra) didn ’ t even remember because she was barely-conscious and very drunk, and then describe in detail how she, Jessica ’ s ex-best friend, and Kevin, Jessica ’ s crush, just stood there and watched.
( hide spoiler) ] Somehow, even if Stephanie could remember and it wasn ’ t all horrifying news to her, she then had to deal with the assertio that her ex-best friend and crush ( view spoiler) [ knowingly let it happen.
And, oh yeah, chose to tell thirteen other people about the orrible thing that happened.As if it was really Hannah ’ s business.So, yes, I hated annah.
We ’ re obviously supposed to see annah as the victim in all of this.Granted, Clay makes a passing reference to ‘ and then Hannah hit [ Jessica ] with the tapes. ’ Brief moral condemnation, check!
Not Jessica – y ’ know, the poor ( view spoiler) [ rape victim, who was raped by her crush ’ s friend while being watched by the crush and her ex-best friend ( hide spoiler) ] and now fourteen other people know every detail and she knows they know and they know she knows they know.
Just didn ’ t anything that I ’ d quite hammered the point home.Unlike some people, though, I didn ’ t inherently mind the fact that Hannah hadn ’ t been tormented to her suicide in some terrible way.
She seemed equally as angry at the guy who ’ d once pronounced that she had a ‘ nice ass ’ as the ( view spoiler) [ peeping tom or the rape-enabler ( hide spoiler) ].
I felt as though I was supposed to be Learning A Very Important Lesson, but equally important lessons from the ( view spoiler) [ apist and the guy who said ‘ nice ass ’?
Emm Baker honest-to-God spews vitriol all over these tapes because people saw that she ’ d had a haircut and their reaction was, “ hey, nice haircut! ” instead of “ ARE YOU HAVING SUICIDAL THOUGHTS?!?! ” Insulting.