I noticed that the other people that received Hannah's tapes were feeling the same way as Clay when they were listening to them (108).
I think that a lot of the boys in Hannah's grade will describe what Hannah wants on their love survey to try to date Hannah (125).
I think that Clay was overwhelmed when Hannah was talking about her date with Marcus because Hannah sounded scared and Clay was freaking out (142).
I noticed that the author goes back and forth between Clay talking and Hannah talking on the tapes. This makes the book a little confusing at some points (156).
After Hannah and Marcus's date at Rosie's, Hannah wanted a change in herself. So, she got a haircut and got most of her hair cut off (163).
I noticed that Hannah wants attention because when she put the not in Mrs. Bradly's bag, they talked about suicide in class (171).
I noticed that Clay got really emotional when he heard his tape (214).
I realized that Tony feels just as upset about Hannah as Clay because Tony helped Hannah record the tapes (234).
When Hannah has her reacquiring dream come true, she is excited to see what happens because her dream always stoped before there kiss. (26)
How does Clay know that he is going to get something from Tonys?
He has to find the walkmen somewhere in the car or near the resturnt
If the rumors didn't spread would Hannah still be living.
Alex back fires at them ans makes a who hot and who not list and puts Jessica's and Hannah's names on different sides to make them both mad at each other. (64)
I realized that most of the book so far is past memories ans now they not only effected hannah's life but clays life to.
Hannah is making Clay's life feel so chockablock with all that the tapes Hannah is taking.
With all of the tapes clay is getting overwhelmed because he doesn't know when his tape is. (76)
Hannah has a very protective dad because he doesn't want people to look though her blinds during the night. (81)
Hannah makes you feel like you are her and she makes you feel like you are in her shoes. I think that Jay Asher does this to show the eloquence of his writing and how professional he can be. (96)
I relized that the whole book so far has been one day and that makes the book so mach better so it is nit a languish book at all.
There is never a languish part in the book. Asher makes you stay on top of the book and makes you feel like you are Hannah and clay at the same time.
When Hannah realizes what Courtney is doing to her and when she realizes it, it sparks in her head that she has to do something about it.(124)
Jay Asher makes the reader have suspense because you want to know how Hannah's tape effected him in his life but you have to wait and wait. (126)
As more and more people judge her, Hannah languishes before she dies
When Jay Asher writes thirteen reasons why her never has a jejune moment
Some of the memories that Clay has are jejune
When Jay Asher writes Thirteen Reasons Why there is never a jejune moment because he writes in a sophisticated way
When Jay asher writes:"Dont strain yourselfs reading into my words" (133) it makes you really think about what you are reading.
I feel like the next tape will be about clay because he talked a lot more than he has in any of the other tapes. (147)
Jay Asher mass you feel nervous all of a sudden when tony starts yelling at Clay (158)
what made Hannah take the pills?
What made Hannah so upset of Ryan taking her poem? (185)
Tony had gotten the tapes once, and now clay had the tapes and only knows what Hannah has said about him already. (196)
Clay is in the incipient part of his tape witch is tape 5 (198)
Clay is in the incipient part of his tape and he is nervous to know what he did wrong
I real like since it is Clays tape the author is slowing down the time like second by second (210)
Jay Asher makes the plot in the book twisted because everything is all calm instill the plot twist when Clay's life changes because of the one tape that not only changed his life but also Hannahs (120)
When Hannah dosent tell you the name of the person in the tape and then tells you what they do in the tape that makes you think harder and makes you feel like this little bit of emptiness becuase you don't know who she is talking about (229)
Hannah is now making a tape for a girl that had very little to do with the story right now so it is cunfising becuase you either hear a lot about them before there tape or nothing about them before their tape (143$
You are very copacetic in the way the books turns out
There is a lot of integrity that is shown throughout the boo with the characters
Clay is very honest with all of his thoughts and feelings so he shows a lot of integrity throughout the book.
"And in the middle of the room, one desk to the left, will be the desk of Hannah Baker."
They main character is giving the tapes to the next person but he is not ready to let go yet.
Hannah is speaking about the first tape and Clay is really scared. (12)
Clay just finished listening to the first tape and he is scared to know what tape he is in (31)
Clay is on the 4th tape and Clay is scared to be on on the tape and know which one he is on
Clay really wants to get his over with but it is not his turn yet on the tape
Hannah is talking about Courtney and how she was one of the reasons why. 102
Clay is very melancholy because he is on the tapes and every tape makes him more sad.
Clay just finished listening to Hannah talk about Courtney on the tape and now Clay looks at Courtney different.
observation: (24) This rocket ship must have had some type of meaning towards Hannah's childhood which caused her to want her first kiss to be there.
observation: (26) Clay starts to sneak in some things that he knew about Hannah Baker and I am starting to know how they met.
Hannah has a very eloquence vocabulary when she is talking in the tapes.
Clay feels very Chockablock with nervousness because get doesn't want to see what tape he is on. 176
Hannah is very integrity when she talks about people on the tapes.
At the moment I am reading Clay's tape and Clay feels less stressful knowing that his tape is not bad. 208
hypotheisis: (63) I have a feeling that Clay will want to go to Monet's because he knows that Hannah use d to go there
observation: (66) Jessica apparantley heard a rumor about Hannah and Hannah seems as if she really doesn't want this to get out
observation: (67) Jessica doesn't care about Hannah's life as much as she cares about this list.
hypothesis: (67) Hannah tries to make Jessica feel bad during the tapes because she probably feels that they were better friends then Jessica realized.
Hannah is talking about the first time Clay and Hannah kiss. Clay is happy that the tape on him isn't anything bad. (213)
observation: (69) Clay orders a hot chocolate to honor Hannah because he said it would feel weird otherwise.
hypothesis: (70) I think that Clay is going to feel nervous because a girl asks him what he is listening to and he can't tell her.
page# 42 "the husband was driving his car a few blocks away, talking to his wife on the phone when he hit another car." I think accident had to be caused by something other than the guy on his phone. Maybe Hannah had something to do with it, because if not the author would not have talked about it.
Hannah seems like a very mysterious person. It is possible that her death might be a whole big set up, she might have just wanted to tell all the people who hurt her how it made her felt and after all of this is cleared up she will come back, and everything will go back to normal.
I think Clay has done something very bad too Hannah that he does not know about , in the book it makes it clear that he has no idea what he had done to Hannah but since he is on the list he had to have done something
observation: (106) Clay is very nervous when his 8th grade crush starts talking to him and he isn't sure if he should get off at his stop or stay and talk to Skye.
Clay just finished listening to all the tapes and he feels good that its all over. 282
hypothesis: (125) I think that Clay thinks that if he would have told the truth on his survey, Hannah might still be alive. He is being pessimistic about himself.
observation: (149) Clay starts a new tape soon but he needs to go home but he can't find his mother so he is probably feeling scared that someone will catch him reading the tapes and he will feel that they know something he doesn't.
observation: (160) Hannah couldn't bring herself to tell Zach that she appreciated his words because she is a very proud person.
hypothesis: (174) Hannah is about to start her tape 4 side B tape and I have a feeling that Clay is going to be frustrated when he finds out that this tape is not for him because he has been waiting for a while. Hannah might be saving him for the end.
observation: (175) Clay is trying to act gallant because he doesn't want to have to listen anymore but he is trying really hard to be brave and wait for his tape. He is feeling very impatient.
I like how the author changes the font when Hannah or Clay is talking so you know who is talking exactly without the author having to say "Clay said" because the book is in first person.
Since this book is in first person, it feels much more detailed and more understanding. It is almost like a diary of Clay's that he uses to express his emotions and this format of the book helps the reader understand more.
The author writes in such a descriptive way that makes the reader want to never put the book down. i just started reading this book and i'm obsessed. The way the author creates Hannah Baker's character just makes the book very interesting. The author adds voice into what Hanna says, for example, Hannah states,"I know what your all thinking. Hanna Baker is a ..."(23)
Hannah Baker is a teenager who committed suicide. Clay Jensen doesn't want anything to do with her-but Hannah Baker left cassette tapes to give thirteen people or reasons why she committed suicide.(7)
Clay seems to not want anything to do with Hannah.(11)
Clay used to have a crush on Hannah.(14)
Hannah has left behind cassette tapes to be passed on to the thirteen people or reasons why she killed herself. And if the people ignore the tapes then they will be spread to the public and the people who were one of the reasons why then they would get in trouble.(16)
The first reason is because of her first kiss with Justin. That moment was supposed to be a memorable one but then he ruined it by spreading rumors about that kiss.(15)
Then Alex had made more rumors and bullied Hannah and people started bullying her too.(17)
"and the ball keeps rolling." Hannah means that things have now gotten worse for her.(18)
Jessica had also made it worse by punching her in the stomach and hitting her in the face leaving a scar above Hannah's eyebrow.(21)
Hannah's tone is very creepy.(71)
Tyler was a photographer of the yearbook for the student body, and he has cameras. Well he was a Peeping Tom and peeped through Hannah's bedroom window.(91)
Clay seems to be getting impatient about the fact that Hannah hasn't mentioned how he is one of the reasons why she killed herself.(93)
Courtney was a very popular girl who everyone thought was nice. Then one day Hannah and her went to a party and when a football playing jockey asked her if they could hang out-Courtney pulled Hannah's arm and said don't, trust me. Then she said that they should split up, so Courtney was just using Hannah to like her so that she could keep her good reputation.(118)
Marcus was Hannah's Valentines day date but then he kept her waiting in Rosie's Diner for hours-and he most likely didn't want to go with Hannah.(148)
Zach Dempsey tried to comfort Hannah after the incident with Marcus-however he stole her notes from Peer Communication Class.(174)
Hannah had trusted Ryan in poetry class. Until he stole one of Hannah's very personal poems and published it leading to more rumors.(194)
Tape number nine is about Clay-however Clay didn't know what eh did.(198)
Clay and Hannah actually kissed!(199)
Clay was actually the only person who did good to Hannah. Hannah never saw anything bad in Clay-but she put him on the list to tell about something else.(201)
Jenny asked Hannah fro a ride after the party. So then while driving Jenny knocked down a stop sign and escaped but then a driver had died because he had not seen that stop sign.(252)
Hannah told Mr. Porter(her guidance counselor) that she was suicidal. But Mr. Porter didn't take Hannah seriously and she leaves his office.(280)
Clay has now mailed the tapes to Jenny. And the next day he goes to school and sees Sky Miller-then walks up to her and says her name.(288)
I noticed that the other people that are listening to the tapes are just as surprised as Clay is and are feeling the same way he was. All the people now realize how such little things can really kill someone's feelings and even them
Jay Asher makes the book very suspenseful. He is waiting until the end of the book for Hannah to reveal the tape about Clay. Clay is getting anxious and so are the readers. I can't wait until I found out why Clay was part of this set of tapes.
you can tell that Jay Asher is a very descriptive author. This is a 288 page book all based upon one night of Clay Jenkins life. Jay Asher writes about every last detail about what clay is thinking and saying about the mysterious tapes that appeared at her door.
I really like how Jay Asher adds fragments for affect in his writing. It builds suspense and the little words he adds in can have so many meanings and a great impact on the readers thoughts. For example, on page 254 Hannah states, "I wish I would die." These words absolutely killed me and I was crying. These five words basically summed up the book and made it 10x better.
I was very surprised to see that Clay was on the ninth tape but I originally thought that he would be on the thirteenth tape because he was the main character and I thought he would be the major reason why Hannah killed herself. It ended up that Clay's tape wasn't even that bad which shocked me!
I noticed that Clay was very shocked that other people that had gotten the tapes felt comfortable talking about the tapes in front of Clay. Clay was very conscious and protective of his little secret of how Hannah had planed for Clay to receive the tapes.
(4) The author starts this book off in a very mysterious way. I wonder what Clay meant when he said Baker's Dozen and then felt disgusted by noticing this. It's so confusing and I wonder why the main character is so disturbed by the fact that Hanna Baker's desk is empty. I also don't understand what this package Clay Jensen keeps talking about is and why it's seems so important, as if there is no story without the package. Hopefully this frustrating suspense will subside as I read on throughout the book.
The format of this story is amazing. Hannah Baker's voice from the tapes is in italics and the verbiage of Clay Jensen is in a different font. Each sentence goes back and forth between Clay and Hannah's thoughts which is a unique and perfect way to write this story. (12)
I feel like the people that are listening to the tapes are all listening for a different reason. Some characters are maybe just passing the tapes on because they are supposed to and they want to stay out of trouble, some don't care but are scared that if they don't then the tapes will shown publicly, and some characters like Clay Jensen want to listen to the tapes because they care and had a connection with Hannah Baker.
Wow. At first I was so confused as to why would Hannah be so emotional over one little kiss at a park. But then I realized that what she said is true. When rumours and dirty secrets that aren't true start to overcome the real truth it really effects a person. Hannah's whole memory of her first kiss was ruined just because people thought of it as a topic to gossip about and what they didn't notice was the hurt and broken girl that had to walk through the hallway every single day listening to their whispering and assumptions made about her and the small kiss she shared. It's a shame that something so simple which could have made Hannah so happy caused so much pain. (31)
I wonder why Clay thinks he doesn't belong on the list. Obviously, up until now the people on the list must have done something truly bad for them to be a reason for Hannah Baker's suicide. So why does Clay Jensen have the right to say he did nothing wrong to Hannah when he probably forgot about the pain that he gave her just like most of the people on the list. I just really wish that the Clay isn't one of the reasons why Hannah killed herself because me, as the reader, has become fond of Clay. I just hope that the author doesn't change my thinking and doesn't make me hate the narrator for doing something that never should have happened to Hannah. I really don't want Clay to turn into an antagonist like most of the characters in the story. (41)
I understand, I get what Hannah is trying to tell the people listening to the tapes. Hannah was only noticed and a boy misbehaved with her when she had her name on the list that Alex Standell made up. Nobody noticed the human she was, they only noticed her body because apparently Alex's list gave Hannah a title that attracted so many people. They started liking and paying attention to Hannah because of that stupid list. It's the snowball effect. If Justin wouldn't have bragged about the kiss with Hannah then the rumours wouldn't have started. If the rumours wouldn't have started then Alex wouldn't have decided to put Hannah's name on his list giving her the title of having the best body. If the list wouldn't have came out then the boy in the same shop as Hannah wouldn't have touched Hannah and he wouldn't have been so shameless as to not even say sorry about it. One thing after another led to something so serious that nobody could stop the snowball effect any longer. It was just too late for anybody to apologize or try to fix the broken and crushed girl named Hannah Baker.
"But I can't. You can't rewind the past." pg 60. That is something I wish Clay could do. I wish I could rewind the events in the story or do something to stop what's happening. I wish the narrator, Clay, could have known in some way and helped out Hannah. Clay seems like a good kid, a good friend, someone who cares. So why doesn't the author turn this tragedy around and make Clay comfort Hannah and maybe just maybe change the fate, the ending of this book? My only hope is that this book and its ending doesn't turn out like its supposed to. My heart is aching for a plot twist, for some kind of hint from the author that tells me that Hannah Baker is not dead.
As my fingers flip the pages of this mystery filled book I want to know the answer to the same question Clay just asked himself on pg 73, "what did I do to you, Hannah?"
Yeah Hannah, what did Clay do to you. Why is this quiet, shy, with no bad reputation, boy on your list? What dreadful connection does Clay Jenson have with Hannah Baker, and is it dreadful at all or simply a big misunderstanding? These questions need to be answered or else I won't be able to put down this book (73).
Tyler took away one of the most important things Hannah had left. She didn't have a reputation, she lost her friends because of lies, the people at school looked at her and liked her because of the rumours about her. But at least when she was at home, in her room she could escape all that stuff. When I go home and crawl into my bed I always have a sense of security and safety that nothing bad could happen. It's my room, the one place where I wasn't judged and I could do what I want. But after reading this part when Tyler stalked Hannah and looked into her bedroom I will have some kind of uneasiness while walking into my room and crawling into bed tonight. It's not fair, and Hannah didn't deserve this. She didn't ask to be stalked and watched while she is alone at home and it is not her fault that people will simply not let her be. My mind throbs with thoughts and I just can't believe that someone could be so low and do that to a girl. A girl that just wanted to escape from the torture, a torture that apparently followed her home. (90)
Courtney doesn't seem so mean, or ornery at all. She seems like a nice, sweet girl with the way Hannah and Clay describe her in the begginning of this chapter. So why is Courtney Crimson on this list. What did she do to make Hannah's broken heart even more crushed? I guess I just have to read this book sentence by sentence, page by page to find out the secrets behind the tapes. This is a book that needs to be completed, no matter how hard it is for me to connect and feel the pain Hannah feels. (97)
After being lied, gossiped about, made fun of, stalked, betrayed Hannah Baker wad used. Courtney Crimson used Hannah just for a lift at a party and to keep her "I-AM-PERFECT" reputation. How could people be so indignant and selfish. This never should have happened and I really applaud Hannah Baker for still not giving up on life till the end (101)
A quote by Hannah Baker on pg 118: "And finally...I discovered I was sick of this town and everything in it". Clay's reaction to this quote was: "I'm starting to get there too, Hannah." When Hannah said this on her tapes I started to agree with her. Not everything is a fairytale, or a happily ever after. Some places in this world are like hell, and the people living in those places turn it into hell. The town Hannah was living in was turned into a hell for her because of her experiences and the people in the town tortured her slowly, bit by bit breaking her strong walls. Now the town is turned into hell for Clay Jensen because every where he turns he will remember these tapes and the things that happened to Hannah in this town for the rest of his life because I know I will.
This book really shows me what the phrase "don't judge a book by its cover" means. It means that don't think that whatever people say about another person is correct. People talked about Hannah, and I'm pretty sure they said a lot of things. But was their any truth in a single syllable of the words they said. The only way you'll really know what a person is like is by going up to them, ignoring what their reputation is, and just talking to them. Just once, once if Clay had ignored what people had said about Hannah and he had listened to his feelings for her and just talked to her then maybe, just maybe Hannah might have had a friend to talk to, a shoulder to lean on, a chest to cry on, and guy that would have mended her broken heart. (127)
"With every side of every tape, an old memory gets turned upside down. A reputation twists into someone I don't recognize." pg 133
These people on these tapes had spent all their lives creating their own reputation in public. Some had a real reputation like Clay but some had fake reputations like Courtney and Marcus. The tapes are slowly ripping the people on the tapes' reputation to shreds. What each of them did whether it was good or bad to Hannah is finally coming out and I am so surprised because on the surface all these kids look sweet, funny, kind and even perfect. But if you look deep down in the core of their soul they are mean, cruel, disgusting, and some are downright scoundrels. I can't help but feel contempt and hatred towards Marcus, Taylor, Courtney, Justin and so many more to come on the next tapes. ( 144)
" How many secrets can there be at one school." pg 162.
Clay asks himself this question about the secrets that were being unraveled through these tapes. But what he doesn't understand is that everyone has a secret. Everyone has something to hide whether its a personalty, a crush, a brutal past, a dark revenge or a hatred towards someone, a personal love life, or just the real person inside of them. I realized that every single person in this book had hid something from the normal world. Taylor had tried to hide the fact that he was a peeping tom, Courtney tried to hide her mean attitude by masking it with a show of perfection, Marcus had hid the fact that he had hurt Hannah in some way, Justin had hid the truth that nothing sexual happened besides a kiss between Hannah and him, Clay tried to hide his feelings for Hannah from himself and from others. and last but not least Hannah his the fact that she wanted to and was thinking about doing something so unthinkable, so dangerous, so valiant and also cowardly at the same time. Because of all these secrets Hannah Baker wanted to.......................................suicide. (162)
Hannah wanted someone to care about her. To care about if she lived or not and to tell her that if she was gone that they would miss her. Sure she wanted some kind of attention when suicide was the topic discussed in her class but that's because she needed the attention. She needed someone to look her in the eyes and tell her that it's ok and everything will be fine and that she should just keep on fighting each day with twice the amount of bravery and boldness no matter how much it hurts. Hannah Baker didn't get any of that. No one, not a single person was there for Hannah Baker when she needed to be rescued and comforted. (175)
Your right Clay. You were afraid to admit your feelings towards Hannah because you were afraid of her reputation, of the rumours about her, and also about what people would think of you hanging out with her. But you should have ignored the stupid reputation. the fake people, the lying rumours and you should have talked to her, hang out with her, ask her out because she needed that Clay. She needed it so bad which is why you deserve to hate yourself. I hate myself for hating you but I can't help it. I hate you Clay Jensen for letting Hannah Baker go, for letting the most sweet, kind, innocent, heart broken girl kill herself. You should have done something. You should have saved her. Clay Jensen I want this book to turn out totally different, because if at the end Hannah really did kill herself then I will hate you for not stopping her and holding her in your arms and whispering soothing words to her like she deserves. You shouldn't have left her on her own. You were the one person that could have reached out to Hannah but you chose not to. I hated your decision and I am starting to hate you. (193)
It is such a relief to know that Clay Jensen doesn't belong on these tapes. I couldn't have been happier to hear those words from Hannah. Since the time she started these tapes there has been a deep hole in my heart because I always thought that Clay was another person that had done something bad to Hannah and now that deep hole is filled. While reading this book it was hard to grapple the fact that the main character could have been an antagonist because I started to love the personalty of Clay. If Hannah had said that he was the reason why she was dead then I just couldn't have read this book anymore. This is the best plot twist the author could have ever given the reader. Now I can take a deep breath and keep on reading. (200)
The author really makes his style and tone of writing stand out. The way he rights the tapes through Hannah's point of view is amazing. It's as if Hannah simply wants to share her pain, anger, loathe, memories that are some happy and some sad, and fear with other characters in the book. Jay Asher makes these tapes seem like a story to the reader but a threat--a very huge threat--to the characters listening to the tapes. In these tapes there are many secrets revealed which obviously some characters don't want the other thirteen people on the tapes to know about. Using this as an advantage, the author creates a suspense which keeps the reader at the edge of the seat, and makes their heart aching to read more and more and more. (203)
After listening to all these tapes I know that most of the characters on the tapes will feel one thing, which is REGRET. They will regret doing what they did to Hannah and, trust me, it will haunt them for the rest of their lives. They all will be nostalgic because they will want to take back whatever bad they did to Hannah which made her kill herself. Unless the people listening are obviously shameless like Marcus but that's another scenario. (206)
The author reveals Hannah's deepest, darkest emotions by making the reader read between the lines. This book is all about reading between the lines and figuring out the meaning of the sentences on your own. "I was breaking...my mind was set on floating through school.....on never being close to anyone. I'd graduate and leave. " ( 211). This quote shows that Hannah had put up these huge walls around her and she was afraid to open up to people from past experiences. This is why she didn't pour her heart out to Clay and she didn't let Clay in. The author really made me think about this part of the book and forced me to read the sentences several times before coming to a conclusion on what Hannah is trying to say. (211)
The way the writer describes the scene in this book leaves the reader speechless. Each and every word counts in the novel. The sentences have so much feeling of pain, anger, hatred, helplessness, and guilt from Hannah when she sat there and didn't do anything to stop Bryce from taking advantage of Jessica. The fact that Justin knew what was happening and didn't do anything left me at a groggy phase in which I had to put down the book and really think about what was going on in the mind of the author as he wrote such a meaningful part of the novel. (230)
Jessica is such a jerk! She should have believed Hannah not some rumors. (68)
Clay needed it and I guess I also as a reader needed this. When the author added Tony as a character that understood what Clay was going through while listening to the tapes the author gave not only Clay but also myself some comfort. Since the tapes have started there is just a rush of bad things happening to Hannah like a waterfall that just doesn't stop. I think the author understood that the reader and his main character needed a break and there was a pause to the tapes where Tony entered and made Clay and the reader feel better. I guess it's just time to read on and go to the next tape because reading this book is like taking a journey, a journey that has to be finished. (239)
I feel disgusted towards Bryce. But I have to understand that there are people like him in this world. I know I have said this many times, but Hannah didn't deserve this. And I understand why she is giving up even though it's something a person should never have to do. One last tape left. (269)
"Thank You". Her last words. Her last tape. Clay's last time to listen to her voice. My last time flipping the page of this emotion filling, heart breaking, life changing, novel. Thank You. Thank You Hannah Baker for showing me what life really means. Thank you for making me realize that pain, anger, and hurt are deep sometimes too deep but still you should never lose hope. Thank You Clay Jensen for showing me what a true main character is, for showing me that there will always be someone who cares because you cared about Hannah when nobody else did even after she was dead. And Last but not least thank you Jay Asher. Thank you for showing me the true meaning of life. Thank you for making a novel that has left me in tears making a change in my heart. I will forever remember this piece of art you have created. I wipe my tears, read the last word, put the book In my bag and take a deep breath. Time to pick up another novel, (288)
WHy wAS tHEre nO fUnerAL FoR HanNAh!!!!! (68)
Hairy Chest Blend? Masculinity at it's finest. (69)
"the next name on Hannah Baker's list. Bakers dozen I mumble." (1) I don't know who said this but I wonder what it means. I think this will be important.
In the box that Hannah sent to the boy there were audiotapes and each of them had a number on it.
As he played the tapes it was Hannah talking and she said "I hope your ready. im about to tell you about my life. or why my life ended. and if yout listining to this, then your one of the reasons why." I think this is important beacuse i think we will learn why Hannah killed herself
Now Hannah is explaining when they were at a party and he got her number.
How many people have received the tapes? (35)
Alex only wrote Hannah's name as first to get revenge on Jessica, and this affected Hannah more than he thought it would. (41)
It's really interesting to think that one choice you make can affect your entire life, maybe even your death. (43)
It's so horrible that the guy just smacks Hannah's ass, WHILE KNOWING that it was a joke. (47)
he is nervous about what is going to be on the tape about him
Courtney is very fake, and is only "friends" with people to keep a good image and reputation. (96)
Who is calling Clay's name on the bus in the middle of the night? (104)
i dont think that there was one reason why she committed suicide. I think that everything that happened in each one of these tapes had something to do with it.
Now hannah is talking about her first kiss freshman year.
Hannah is explaining that after the kiss, rumors started going around school
But now addressed with a new name. The next name on Hannah Baker's list.
"Bakers dozen, " I mumble. Then I feel disgusted for even noticing it.
I have a feeling that this girl Hannah was called many names.
Clay went to Tonys house and is wondering if he got the tapes too
"And in the middle of the room, one desk to the left, will be the desk of Hannah Baker. Empty"
Why is Hannah's desk going to be Empty?
Clay took the Walkman from Tony's house and Tony didnt say anything. I think that Tony got the tapes and knows whats going on
"Hello, boys and girls"..."No I can't believe it. Hannah Baker killed herself."
This is very sad why did she kill herself? It definitely has to do with 13 reasons
"But fear not if you received this lovely box, you name will pop up...I promise"
Each tape is for a different person and it sounds like they have a role in her death
"A girl who, two weeks ago, swallowed a handful of pills."
This is how Hannah died.
"In case you're tempted to break the rules, understand that I did make a copy of these tapes. Those copies will be released in a very public manner if this package doesn't make it through all of you...You are being watched"
Hannah really wanted these people to know why she killed herself and how they caused it. WHAT DOES SHE MEAN BY YOU ARE BEING WATCHED???
"I'm not actually sure how this whole dead thing works. Who knows, maybe i'm standing behind you right now."
She wasn't dead at this time but she mad it sound like it was funny about her killing herself.
This first person was Justin Foley, Hannah's first Kiss. After they kissed Justin made up lies about what happened and that made Hannah upset.
"Betrayal. It's one of the worst feelings."
"Only do I realize, that her reputation started in Justin Foley's image."
Everyone thought of her as someone different from the rumors that they heard.
Hannah doesn't just want to be KNOWN, she wants people to know her for who she really is, despite the rumors. (136)
How will the next person know who to give these tapes to
"I can name a list of people who would care. I can name a list of people who would care very much if these tapes got out.
The reason that people would care if these tapes got out may be because then everyone would know that they have a prat in the suicide of Hannah Baker.
Why wouldn't Hannah just send the tapes that, that person was on to them instead of every person hearing what they had to do with her death
Clay is having a hard time listening to these tapes and he keeps pausing them
"And that opens up a black hole in the pit of my stomach"
He just stood there, staring at Hannah's desk. Through her desk. And no one said a word, but we looked around. At each other. Then he left. Mr. Porter walked out of class and didn't come back for a week.
I think that Hannah and Mr. Porter were close and that's why Mr. Porter didn't come back for a week and he was upset
"In honor of Hannah I should order a hot chocolate"
Clay really feels something for Hannah.
"What did I do to you, Hannah"
Clay believes that he was kind to her and never did anything wrong to her.
Hannah is getting revenge on tyler for stalking her.
I think that these picture may get out some how and make Hannah seem as something that she is not.
When you really think about it, you wouldn't want people to be able to know what you were thinking // read your mind. (174)
He said that at school people are making up rumors about why Hannah is not in school
Some kids in school are saying that they saw an ambulance leaving her house
after Hannah had her first kiss, the boy started making up rumors about her
"The cold air isn't the only reason that i'm shivering anymore. With every side of every tape, an old memory gets turned upside down. A reputation turns into someone I don't recognize."
Each tape is bringing out sides of the people they are about that no one knew existed.
"But that's when she found out, scalpel in hand, an earthworm sliced down the middle and pinned open before her. She put down the scalpel and fell into a long stunned silence. Then she got up and, without stopping by the teachers desk for a pass, walked out of the classroom."
I think that over time she and Hannah became friends and this is why she reacted this way.
"And more than that, I wanted them to know me. Not the stuff they thought they knew about me. No, the real me. I wanted them to get passed the rumors. To see beyond the relationships I once had, or maybe still had but that they didn't agree with."
I get things more now that I really understand how she felt as all of this was happening.
"The next day, Marcus, I decided to so something. I decided to find out how people at school might react if one of the students never came back."
This is where Hannah thought of killing herself
"I lean back against a poster locked behind a plastic frame and I closed my eyes. I'm listening to someone give up. Someone I knew. Someone I liked. I'm listening. But still, I'm too late.
Clay wishes that the he could have saved her from killing herself.
"I can almost hear Hannah's voice speaking my next thought for me. "Then why didn't you try harder?"
Clay is almost blaming himself for Hannah killing herself and he feels that he could have helped her.
Throughout the book the reasons why she committed suicide begin to unravel.
Clay finds Hannah sultry in the book when they are at school
Clay used to have a crush on Hannah, he thought she was sultry.
Over the course of Hannah's time at school slowly the idea of killing herself unraveled.
Clay uses his friends Walkman to listen to the tapes that Hannah left.
I'm going to read this book. So, what is it going to be about?
What reason did she kill herself because of him? What did he do?
What truth did he not want to face about himself? Why? What did he do?
What causes Hanna pain? Or who?
In the tape she is talking about the three of them at the store before the first day of school and how before they talked she was nervous and after she was exited to start school
Jessica walked up to Clay in the hall and said they needed to talk. I think its important because she sounded upset
Clay had just received his side of the tape. I am excited to see his reaction. think he will be very angry with Hannah. He really did nothing wrong so he shouldn't have gotten those tapes 118.
I dont think that Jessica was being melodramatic when she talked to clay in the hallway because she was really upset by the list.
Clay really only misses her when he hears his tape. He didn't miss her because he didn't know what to make of that night at the party. 118
"The longer I listen to these tapes, the more I feel I know her. Not the Hannah from the past few years, but the one from the past few months."
Clay is beginning to understand how Hannah felt and thought about the past few months.
The repercussion of everyone on those tapes and the actions they took were the reasons for Hannah committing suicide.
Jessica heard the rumors about Hannah and she believed them.
Clay was mesmerized by how pretty Hannah was.
After listening to the tapes Clay is left in a swivet, he is excited that his name is over with, but he is nervous of the rest of the tapes.
When Zach had taken Hannah's note, she marveled at how someone could be so inconsiderate, "You touched the lip of my bag, saw the note, and reached in. The bag fell to the floor and your face turned bright red. But you bent down and scooped it up anyway. And my reaction? Disbelief. I mean, I saw it. I expected it, even. But I still couldn’t believe it." 89
Is that why Hannah killed herself? Because she couldn't get away from the thoughts inside her head? (178)
Why did she change her hair? I think it is because she was change her hairstyle to look different. Maybe people will feel differently about how she looks.
Why are so many people rude to Hannah? What did she do to them?
Why is Clay in the tapes if he didn't do anything wrong to Hannah? (200)
I wonder why Hannah has a scar from Jessica
I really think that Zach is taking the notes out of Hannah's bag, but why is he doing it?
"and what about the rest of you-did you notice the scars that you left behind? No probably not...most of them cant be seen with the naked eye." I think the scars she is talking about are not real scars, they represent what everyone did and how it effected her.
Justin is on the tapes again. He is on them again for letting his "friend" rape a very drunk girl. This is absolute blather skate, because it is wrong and nonsense. Why did he do so? 124
"Suicide. It's something I've been thinking about. Not too seriously, but I have been thinking about it."
Hannah wanted a someone tell her reasons why she should not be considering suicide this is why she wrote this note to Mrs. Bradley.
Where does she continuously take all the things these people do to her?
This school seems like the exact image of a High School in my head. Bullies etc.
Why is High School so bad for some people?
I think that it is interesting that the book starts with a few paragraphs which are verbatim, because it is the same thing over and over. " CASSETTE 1: SIDE A
CASSETTE 1: SIDE B
CASSETTE 2: SIDE A
CASSETTE 2: SIDE B
CASSETTE 3: SIDE A
CASSETTE 3: SIDE B
CASSETTE 4: SIDE A
CASSETTE 4: SIDE B
CASSETTE 5: SIDE A
CASSETTE 5: SIDE B
CASSETTE 6: SIDE A
CASSETTE 6: SIDE B
CASSETTE 7: SIDE A
CASSETTE 7: SIDE B"
How did she come up with this whole idea of cassettes?
Why does Hannah refuse to say Justin and Jessica's name? (222)
"That's me. Nice Guy Clay" (25%) He acts like that is a bad thing.
Did Bryce Walker take advantage of Jessica and rape her? If so, how could Hannah ever forgive herself with not saying anything? (227)
How is clay involved?
Why is she at Tyler's window? It is kind of creepy.
Tony could've saved Hannah's life, and that's why he can't forgive himself for not realizing that Hannah giving away her bike to him was a sign of possible suicide. (234)
Clay is in a predicament because he is not sure if he should finish all the tapes now or if he should wait to listen to all them.
How come Clay feels so guilty when he knows he didn't do anything?
Clay vividly remembers them at the table in the cafe when they were all still new before anything happened.
¨And like I said, I don't know whats going on, and I don't know how I can help, but something's clearly gone wrong in your life, so I want you to keep your money.¨
Clay is in quite a predicament because he want's to say what's wrong with him but at the same time he can't.
Hannah leaving the suggestion on talking about suicide clearly did not help Hannah change her mind because all I did was put her down
"And truthfully, I don't know what they could have said to sway me either way. Because maybe I was being selfish. Maybe I just wanted to hear people discuss me and my problems.
She didn't have any friends at this point and she just wanted to have someone to help her and listen to her problems.
"Or maybe I wanted someone to point a finger at me and say, "Hannah. Are you thinking about killing yourself. Please don'e do that, Hannah. Please
She wanted someone to at least give a reason not to kill herself
"The warning signs of a suicidal individual. Guess what was right up there in the top five. "A sudden change in appearance" I tugged on the ends of newly chopped hair."
She feels that someone should have noticed what was going on with her.
"When we were alone, it was so easy to talk to Hannah. It was so easy to laugh with her. But whenever people came around, I got shy. I backed of. I didn't know how to act anymore."
I predict that this is why he ended up being on these tapes because he was acting like everyone.
How does all this stuff keep happening to her?
"It's okay, Clay. Just shut the door."
I predict that Tony had the tapes first and mailed them to Clay
Clay endorses the idea of listening to the tapes because he wants to find out why Hannah killed herself and what he did to cause it.
"They're centered around our night, Clay. And you know what I mean by our night because, through all the years we've spent going to the same school or working together at the movie theater, there's only one night when we connected. When we really connected."
This is a big huge part of the story because Clay has been waiting for his name to pop up for 3 quarters of the book already and for him to hear that Hannah thought they connected is something he has been waiting to hear for a long time.
The next person she is talking about is Tyler and she said that he started watching her through her bedroom window
Clay is wondering if the people at monets are looking at him and if they can tell what he is listening to.
The next person she is talking about is Courtney, who is one of the popular girls and everyone thinks she is really nice. I wonder what she did to hannah
Courtney would only pretend to be friends with everyone so she could get more votes for most liked in the senior yearbook.
Courtney asked hannah if they could go to a party together and hannah thinks the only reason se did was because she knew hannah was and at her for being ignored.
Hannah thinks that at the party Courtney sent a boy over to talk to her because she wanted hannah to forgive her.
hannah is talking to Tyler at the party and she is wondering if he knows that she knows that he has been looking through her window or if he is just pretending like she doesn't know.
"And finally... I discovered I was sick of this town and everything in it." I think because Hannah said this, she is going to think about committing suicide soon.
Now Hannah is talking about how they filled out surveys and got paired up with your 'soul mate'. I wonder who she got paired with?
"You held my arm with such tenderness as you lowered me into the passengers seat. You buckled me in, got in your seat, then we left."
Hannah felt so much better when Jenny helped her because this is real kindness that Hannah received.
"The air inside was warm and comforting. The wiper blades, on a slow speed, gently pulled me out of my thoughts and into the car. Into reality.
This car ride caused Hannah to really think about what going on in her life.
"And I walked for hours, imagining the mist growing thick and swallowing me whole. The thought of disappearing like that- so simply-made me so happy.
Hannah becomes happy at the thought of disappearing or no longer being there anymore and she wants to get away from everything in her life.
I wonder if the cheerleader did something and if she is going to be on the tapes.
"Because every time something bad happened, I thought about it. It? Okay i'll say it. I thought about suicide."
page 253- 254
This shows that she was scared to say that she thought about suicide out loud until now
"The anger, the blame, it's all gone. Her mind is made up. The word is not a struggle for her anymore."
This proves my last post.
Marcus asked Hannah out on a date, then he stood her up
Marcus finally came really late to his date with hannah.
Hannah meeting with Mr. Porter gave her the last reason to move forward with her plan to kill herself. He told her that her last option was to try to move on, but she couldn't.
"for the longest time, from almost day one at this school, it seemed that the only one who cared about me was me."
i think this is important because it shows that hannah didn't trust anyone at the school and that might be one of the reasons she commited suicide
Jay Asher’s Thirteen Reason Why is a story about a teenage girl named Hannah and her struggles through high school. Hannah struggles with being bullied and after a while she starts believing what people said about her. It reach a point where all the bullying wasn’t as bad as what she thought about herself. Although bullying contributed to Hannah’s suicide, it was her own view of herself that tipped her over the edge.
Hannah watches as people in her high school take turn their cheeks when they see Hannah bullied . People watch as Hannah being abused emotionally and physically by her peers. Many people in Hannah”s high school stand for themselves but Hannah watches on the sidelines as she is treated badly and no ones says anything to change it. Throughout the novel, Hannah feels hurt that people don’t realize that there words and actions took part in her death. “I [Hannah] guess[ing] that’s the point of it all. No one knows for certain how much impact they have on the lives of other people. Oftentimes, we have no clue. Yet we push it just the same” (68.) Hannah wants people to feel responsibility for her death.
Hannah starts believing what her classmates think of her. Hannah starts believing and thinking of herself they way her bullies do. She shows how weak she is by coming to the realization that she is the bad person, that she is the weird girl everybody think she is. “No matter what I've said so far, no matter who I've spoken of, it all comes back to – it all ends with – me” (223.) Hannah admits on the tapes that she is apart to blame about why she killed herself.
Hannah ideas of herself was being chipped away by the comments of her peers and her view of herself. Hannah eventually starts chipping at her own idea of herself and she ends up with nothing left. In our lives what we think of ourselves is more important than what people think about you.
I am noticing that there are 2 points of view which are from Hannah and from Clay. Hannah is the girl who committed suicide and she left Clay tapes of why she killed herself. Everyone who got a tape was one reason she committed suicide. (9)
Clay knew Hannah because they worked at a movie theatre and they happened to kiss at a party. (10)
It seems like each person who got a tape, Hannah is making responsible for her death. There are 13 people who are "responsible".
The point of view of Hannah is in italicized font and the point of view of Clay is in a different font. (14)
The first person in the tape was Justin. The first reason was there was rumors about Justin's and Hannah's kiss. Hannah didn't kill herself because of a rumor, one of the reasons she killed herself was because the rumor started a reputation that she didn't like. This was just the beginning though because Justin's name is mentioned later on in the tapes. (30)
The second half of the first tape was about how Alex made a list and said something bad about Hannah. She was offended and did not think he should categorize people like that. (53)
I don't think it is fair of Jessica to be blaming Hannah about the list just because there were rumors going around that Hannah broke Alex and Jessica up. When Hannah was on the "hot side" and Jessica wasn't her first explantation was that it was Hannah's fault. (67)
The book Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher is about a teenage girl named Hannah Baker that left behind tapes explaining the reasons why she sadly committed suicide. She sent these tapes to the people who were reasons why she did it. While you are reading this book you learn Hannah’s deepest secrets and reasons why these people were on the tapes. As you read what Hannah says on these tapes there are many points in the book that are clear examples of Hannah’s cries for help that no one noticed. The people around Hannah failed to recognize her cries for help.
Hannah finds herself not receiving any kind notes anymore, in her Peer Communications class. This is unusual because everyone does, about anything as long as it compliments another. Many of the students would even get a note complimenting them on their new haircuts and when Hannah got a haircut she got nothing. She thought nobody even noticed she had gotten one. She say’s, “Wow! That’s weird. All those warning signs they tell us to watch out for, they’re true. I went straight from Rosie’s to get my hair cut. I needed a change, just like they said, so I changed my appearance.” (163). This means that Hannah wanted people to notice her change in appearance which was one of the main things to look out for if you think that someone was thinking of suicide. Hannah wanted the students in her Peer Communications class to notice her new hair cut and think that maybe something was wrong in her life.
As Clay is listening to the first set of tapes that Hannah left behind he learns the first person to get the tapes and why they got it. This first person was Tony, a close friend of Clay’s. Tony explains to Clay why he was on those tapes, which was because Hannah trusted him to make sure her tapes were passed onto those who were on them. Tony states, “She came over to my house, Hannah...Clay, the signs were all there...But she never came over to my house before, so I was a little surprised. You know we were friendly at school, so I didn’t think too much of it. What was weird thought, was why she came over...She came over to give me her bike...She wanted me to have it...She was done with it. When I asked for a reason, she just shrugged. She didn't have one. But it was a sign. And I missed it.” (232-233). This shows that Tony had the feeling that something wasn’t right but he didn’t think that it was anything serious. Hannah had signs that she was on the verge of committing suicide and Tony didn’t even think about it until Hannah did commit suicide.
Toward the end of the book Hannah realizes that she wants to give her life a second chance. She also sees that she can’t deal with everything all on her own because that’s what she has been doing all along. She looks to her teacher/guidance counselor, Mr. Porter for help without telling him about the action that she is thinking of taking. While Hannah is having conversation with Mr. Porter she states, “...Because I need to get on with things, Mr. Porter. If nothing is going to change, then I better get on with it, right?” (279). This shows that Mr. Porter failed to recognize that Hannah meant that if nothing was going to help her fix her life that she might as well and move forward with committing suicide. Hannah wanted Mr. Porter to know that she was thinking of suicide and to tell her what she needed to hear in order to not do it.
While Hannah was still alive she knew herself she had the warning signs of someone who was on the verge of committing suicide. Hannah wanted the people around her to notice something wasn't right and convince her not to do it. She wanted someone to give her a reason to live. In the beginning of Hannah's story she doesn't want any help to live but in the end she wants to live and wants to get help, but the action she took to receive help did not help her, it only made things worse. The people in her life failed relizes these things about her.
The second tape was about Tyler and how he used to watch Hannah at night. Hannah discovered it was him taking pictures of her. She wanted to get revenge on him. (90)
In thirteen reasons why by Jay Asher, Hannah is being bullied at her school by different students and ends up committing suicide. Throughout the book we learn different examples of how she was bullied and what lead up to Hannah’s suicide. By having hannah record the tapes and clay listening to them helps the reader to see the progression of Hannah’s thinking.
Before Hannah starts telling the stories of each person and how they affected her she was telling everyone “the rules”. They had to listen to all the tapes and when they were done with all of them they had to send them to the next person on the list. In the introduction Hannah says “In case you are tempted to break the rules, understand that I did make a copy of these tapes. Those corys will be released in a very public manner if this package doesn't make it through all of you…. You are being watched (9).” By Hannah saying that they are all being watched, I think that she is trying to intimidate them and scare them into following the rules.
On the first tape Hannah is talking about Justin Foley who was a senior at the school Hannah went to. He was hannah’s first kiss, and after they kissed he started making up rumors about her. By Hannah saying “Justin, honey you were my first kiss, my first hand to hold. But you were nothing more that an average guy…There was something about you that made me need to be your girlfriend (p12)”. This shows that before he made up those rumors she thought that he was a nice guy, and she had higher expectations of him then just being a jerk and making up rumors about her.
On another tape when Hannah is thinking about the reasons she should commit suicide. Hannah says “Or maybe I wanted someone to point the finger at me and say ‘Hannah, are you thinking of killing yourself? Please dont do that Hannah. Please (p173)” This shows that when Hannah was thinking about killing herself she just felt alone and wanted someone to convince her that she was not alone.
When Hannah is telling her story through the tapes we learn all the different emotions that she felt and how she was trying to make everyone else feel. When Hannah is telling the rules, she is saying them in a creepy way. In the first tape, By saying what she said about Justin, it showed that she was disappointed by him saying what he did. When Hannah says these thing we gain a deeper emotional connection with her.
I don't think the date is going to go well because on the map there is a star of where Marcus and Hannah are going out on there date. (132)
The book Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher centers around the death of Hannah Baker, who committed suicide. The main character, Clay, suddenly receives tapes with Hannah’s voice on them, explaining who the thirteen reasons why she killed herself are. As Clay learns more and more about Hannah’s story, he realizes how little he had really known the girl he loved. Had anyone made the effort to inquire about Hannah's motives, her death might have been prevented.
When a boy steals Hannah’s “paper bag notes of encouragement” (163) from their Peer Communications class, it plummets her self esteem, which, in turn leads to her death. In the class, students would write anonymously things that were bothering them (drugs, relationships, parents fighting, etc.) and the class and teacher would discuss it and try to help them. Additionally, in the class the students “had a difficult time saying nice things to each other, so [the teacher] devised a way for us to anonymously say what [they] felt.” (156-157). Hannah needed the bag of good notes to make her feel like her life was worth living. When it was taken away, she literally felt like that was one less reason to live.Hannah puts beautifully, “My world was collapsing. I needed those notes. I needed any hope those notes might have offered. And you? You took that hope away. You decided I didn’t deserve to have it.” (165). If the loss of the dismal bit of caring that the notes would have provided didn't happen, it would have, just for a little bit, saved Hannah.
When Hannah finally did tell her guidance counselor, Mr. Porter, that she wanted to kill herself, he didn't take her seriously. Hannah finally worked up the courage to try and talk to a professional about her suicidal tendencies after she was sexually assaulted at a party. He didn't realize the seriousness of the situation and told Hannah that she had two options with her unspecified problem, “One you can confront him.” (277) or, “you can move on” (278). Hannah was simultaneously looking for one last reason to kill herself and for someone to save her. As soon as Hannah was reassured that doing nothing was an option, that was all she needed to kill herself. She vaguely told her guidance counselor this and he still didn't catch on, “I think I’m done here, [...] I got what I came for.” (279). She needed him to save her and Mr. Porter didn't even chase after her when she rushed out of the room. Mr. Porter should have done something more and not disregarded her.
Hannah was looking for someone to realize that she wanted to commit suicide and if they did, she most likely would have not killed herself. Every time she lost a little thing that life was worth living for, it brought her one step closer to dying. And when she did ask for help, people, even trained authorities wouldn't realize how she was suffocating in her own life. Many people in the world share the same mindset as Hannah Baker and also struggle with telling people so they can be saved. Anybody, and anyone can feel this way and if we don’t pay attention to the people around us, they might end up dead too.
I wonder if Clay's mom will ever find out that the tapes he is listening to is about Hannah.
"Are you getting it now? Am I going too fast? Well, keep up!" This quote shows Hannah's personality as being tough and serious. (145)
"It may seem that every time someone offers you a hand up, they just let go and let you slip further down". This quote expresses Hannah's frustration with her "friends" because she can't trust anyone in her new town. She can't rely on them like true friends. (145)
"And that collapse created a vacuum in my chest". This is a metaphor comparing Hannah's trust for other people and vacuum cleaners. (159-160)
I think the tape about Clay is going to be how Hannah knew that he liked her and she liked him back, but it was too bad he didn't ask her out.
"I really could have used any encouragement anyone might have left me. Encouragement...that he stole". This quote shows that at the end it was very hard for Hannah and all she wanted were her notes and those notes would boost her confidence and Zach took that away from her. (168)
"When that happened, my parents became distant. There was suddenly a lot for them to think about. A lot of pressure to make ends meet. I mean, they talked to me, but not like before." I think one of the reasons Hannah committed suicide was, she just wanted someone to love her and care about her. She couldn't trust anyone in her school and the most she asked for was love from her parents, and even that was hard to get. (169)
I think it is so sad that Hannah committed suicide because she thought the only person that cared about her killing herself would be her, and that is not true. Clay understood and wanted to help her, but was too shy to tell Hannah he knew what she wanted to do. (173)
Hannah used poetry as her way of relaxing and getting through the day. (165)
I meant (177)
"For a brief moment, I was able to admit it. To her. To myself. But I could never admit it again. Till now. But now, it's too lateAnd that's why, right at this moment, I feel so much hate. Toward myself. I deserve to be on this list. Because if I hadn't been so afraid of everyone else, I might have told Hannah that someone cared. And Hannah might still be alive". I feel like this quote shows Clay is guilty for not talking to Hannah sooner, and he feels that if he said he cared about her, she might be living. (181)
"But unlike everyone else, you were the whole reason I came". This quote shows how Hannah never likes to go to these types of parties and Clay doesn't either. When Clay says he is going to one Hannah decides she wants to go too. Hannah likes Clay and wants to get to know him better. (207)
If Clay didn't tell Hannah how to record your voice on a tape and how to create tapes, the tapes probably wouldn't exist. Clay asked what Hannah wanted since Hannah gave Clay her bike, since she wouldn't be needing it anymore and Hannah said the tapes. (235)
I meant Tony.
"So Jenny, you led me to your car and even though my thoughts were somewhere else-my eyes focused on nothing. I felt your touch. You held my arm with such tenderness as you lower me into the passenger seat". This shows that Jenny is a very gentle and caring person. (241)
"The thought of disappearing like that-so simply-made me so happy. But that, as you know, never happened".
Hannah felt overwhelmed with everything that was going on, and she wanted to disappear from all of the chaos and stress. (252)
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.