Saturday, October 24, 2009

Thirteen Reasons Why...

I'm having a hard time here right now with my current book, 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher.

Granted, the story is written in an awesome, compelling way. But it is also sad. On top of that, Hannah's story brings back memories I really don't need to revisit. To put it in a blunt way, I was the victim of bullying, emotional abuse for 12 out or 14 years at school. It was no fun and I'm glad I now have friends (other than my books) whom I trust, love and who support me no matter what. I didn't have that at school. All I had was my books! Maybe that's why I have become a book lover, a bookaholic, a voracious reader. I don't know.

I have lived with these memories neatly packed in the back of my mind, only breaking out when someone seriously hurts me, for almost 7 years now, but Jay Asher's 13 Reasons Why brought them out again, all at once. I can already tell writing a review for that one is not going to be easy!


  1. Kathrin, I know exactly what you mean. My first six years in school where hell. The next three I was simply tolerated. Only when I was 16 did I start making friends in school. I don't like revisting those times, and it seems to me, the better the story is written the more vividly you're taken back to where you don't want to go. You could just pick up something else. This is supposed to be fun, isn't it?

  2. Marleen, sorry you went through similar things as I did.
    I sticked with the book, because it was just so compelling. Writing the review, though, might be an emotional task!