Trigger warning: Please be aware that the following article contains written and visual material that may be triggering to people who have or are sensitive to topics such as depression, suicide, anxiety and grief.
There’s no use denying it, Jay Asher is a mastermind. No seriously – he is. In fact, if he wants to jump in and start teaching our English classes at school, we’d totally be okay with that. How’s it going, Professor Asher?
Fun and games, aside, though. Jay’s best-selling novel, ’13 Reasons Why’ is one of the most powerful YA books out there. Everyone has heard of it. Plus, it tackles some pretty important Gen Z issues such as depression, bullying and suicide. It’s also reminding everyone to be a little kinder to their peers and the people around them.
Of course, just when we thought we couldn’t fall more in love with Jay’s incredible storyline, we did. At the end of March, Netflix released an on-screen adaption of ’13 Reasons Why’. It’s one of our favourite shows and plenty of you have been tweeting us saying how much you love it.
As fans of Jay already know, although the book and TV show share a similar storylines there are some major differences in them. Certain things that happen in the book don’t always happen in the show and vice versa. See if you can get 100%
Let’s go, go, go.
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If you’re affected by any of the issues raised in ’13 Reasons Why’, please visit www.penguin-platform.tumblr.com/UKHelplines for a list of UK-based support organisations that can help.