Journalistic Works, Reviews

“13 Reasons Why” brings taboo topics to light

*Warning: This review contains mentions of suicide, self harm, and sexual assault.

Whether you’re talking with friends or browsing Netflix to find something to watch, it’s impossible to avoid the new hit series 13 Reasons Why, the Netflix original based off of Jay Asher’s young adult novel of the same name. 13 Reasons Why tells the story of high schooler Hannah Baker and the events leading to her tragic suicide. On the day it came out, I woke up at 5:45 a.m. in order to binge-watch it all on the same day. I only got up three times, once to use the restroom and twice to grab a quick snack. Honestly, it was completely worth it. With its captivating storyline, dynamic characters, and inspiring messages, this breakthrough series is one of the most important televised works of our current time.

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