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Review: Thirteen Reasons Why (Netflix)


It was a sign, I guess. I had stopped by Target to grab a printer cartridge and was failing miserably at keeping my eyes trained on the tile so I wouldn’t be tempted by anything that would catch my eye. I glanced upon the books (sigh) and a cover stood out more than the rest. 13 Reasons Why. I refused to stop, knowing that as I was already intrigued, it would just piss me off to read the synopsis, fall further in love and not be able to buy it.

It only took me a day and a half to watch the series.  I finished watching this at 5:13 this morning. Basically, I watched it all in one day. Yay, insomnia.


13 Reasons follows the life of Hannah, a high school sophomore in need of a friend. With the help of her high school counselor, she is paired up with another new girl in town, Jessica. From there, two become three as they add in loner, Alex. From there Hannah’s life takes on the twists and turns of the seedier side of high school and how several events (13 to be exact) drove her to commit suicide. And how one boy, Clay, took it upon himself to get justice… however perhaps not the right word… and some how he does.

It is a powerful drama, no-holds barred, and perfectly executed. I told my oldest son to watch it and am trying to figure out how to talk to my youngest about such issues as he is nearing high school and I think it’s already creeping into middle school.

I now want to get the book to read and compare.



Lisa Arrington is a mother to two wonderful who has always had a passion for writing. Lisa attended a local technical college and received an associate degree in Computer Networking which she put right to use. Lisa currently lives in Southern Arizona with her two sons and when not writing she can be found curled up on her favorite chair with Kindle in hand, reviewing books for her blog, chauffeuring the boys around town for basketball games or playing Candy Crush Soda on her phone. She loves the color blue, can't get enough cherry cheesecake ice cream or Junior Mints and will forever be in a power-struggle over the big screen TV with her youngest child.

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