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Hello Readers, welcome to your tape. Thirteen Reasons Why, is a Netflix original based on the New York Times Bestseller by Jay Asher.

The plot of this show revolves around the suicide of Hannah Baker. Hannah Baker a junior at Liberty High School, her life in school and her social life was terrible. Before she committed suicide she made 13 tapes with 13 reasons why she killed herself.

The 13 episode series starts off as Hannah Baker’s famous intro, “Hey it’s Hannah… Hannah Baker. Don’t adjust your… whatever device you’re hearing this on. It’s me, live and in stereo.” She opens up with the first tape, telling the story of her ex boyfriend, Justin Foley, a star basketball player that had 2 tapes about him. Each person that hurt her got a tape about them, telling the story of how they were responsible of her death. The concepts of the stories included, body shaming, sexual assaults, bullying, heartbreaks, and relationships that never happened.

The story features the main character Clay Jensen, Hannah’s coworker, crush, and close friend. Clay found the box of tapes that was left on his doorstep. He then calls each person involved in the tapes, out causing a chain reaction of guilt and destruction to the people. He listens to the tapes throughout all the 13 episodes which may seem like it was lagging.

However, the show provides flashbacks to those incidents that were portrayed in the show. The yellow filter in the show represents the flashbacks because Hannah was the light of Clay’s life and the blue filter represents the world without Hannah. Cold.

Thirteen Reasons Why had a lot of mixed reviews. The overall fame of this show took over the internet. It was the most tweeted show of 2017, there were memes and insults based on the show. People thought the ending was stupid, or overall the show was stupid because no one would really make 13 tapes on why they killed themselves. Others loved it because it provided a moral lesson on watching what a person says to others because it can really hurt them. The overall fame of this show took over the internet.

Selena Gomez was the “driving force” of this show, she is an executive producer that really helped the actors get into character. Even though she was behind the camera, she contributed so much and made the show what it was right now. She even covered two songs for the soundtrack, “Only you” and her own acoustic cover of “Kill Em With Kindness.”

The legend of Hannah Baker will truly live on and make an impact on high schoolers throughout the world.

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