I’m hearing loads of folks worried that it is “inappropriate for teens” or that it glorifies bullying or violence. I get some of it and the stress is, of course, well-founded. And some of it may be missing the point.If you have somehow missed a simple plot summary in the middle of all of the current hoopla, 13 Reasons Why online free describes the 13 reasons high school junior Hannah Baker leaves behind as a justification for her suicide–before killing herself, she makes a set of audio tapes meant for the people involved with the reasons. The reader/viewer is privy to the effects and it has on the world of Hannah that she has gone. This weekend sat down with my 19-year-old because I did not feel as though I could do this subject justice to discuss it. In fact she insisted that I read it nowadays, something that happens, but did not happen back. Jay Asher’s book is haunting and poignant and yes, unpleasant and angsty, in areas, but it is a really different animal than the Netflix series. My daughter had lots of opinions after she had watched, and was dying to see the book come to life. We also asked longtime instructor (and former classroom teacher and guidance counselor) Kelly Hurst to talk about her ideas from her professional and private (she’s a mother) perspectives, here. An adolescent whisperer, Kelly, has strong opinions about the ways in which the publication was sensationalized by the series. Read along, because she is concerned that teens who might not be prepared for this content will miss out on getting healthy advice so she intends to inform parents who might not be conscious of its popularity and this show. Her take is colored by the fact that colleges will deal with pupils that are currently studying or watching without oversight and of the discussions that teachers might not be prepared for if they do not have their fingers. That last thing we want is to be is caught like Hannah’s school educators were.
It is only wayyyyyyyyy too long. I get that they desired to have 13 episodes and each episode of watch 13 Reasons Why online free to be ‘length’ or anything, but it is too much. The book is 300 pages; I believe I read it. This is and so it dilutes the message and of course a whole lot of stuff got combined to develop it out, but I believe that is really obvious. And then there is things they took out because if you are trying to make it more which made no sense to me, why not begin from the book with all of the details? There is such a cute second from the book, when Clay does not appear on Hannah’s ‘o my buck’ match list, and it is because he filled out. Leave out that? I mean, there is a meeting with Jay Asher where he says he is fine and he believes that the message is the same, so I guess I should not disagree and he is the writer? The message is altered, also it makes some parts of it so tricky to keep it then becomes about what is appropriate and what is tripping instead of the message of these scenes. Kelly’s (an instructor) thoughts: After the book made its reappearance in the school where I worked on the library shelves, I knew it’d be something I pick up because many of the pupils began carrying it. I am a lover of YA fiction and try to remain on top of it I am aware of what the pupils may be talking so I read it when they bring issues. I agree that the series felt and they made is too long. I appreciated the way they used such personalities who were homosexual or Black or bisexual or, honestly. But the book is far better to tell this story. I believe having Hannah, in the book, take pills rather than explain that scene in detail has been a benefit. I understand using tapes that are realso that part transitioned.
About The Differences Between Reading The Book And Seeing The Netflix Series. I mean, it is heavy, so it is definitely not for a ‘innocent’ or bothered teenager. It talked to me, as somebody already struggling with mental health difficulties, but my entire friend group (largely ‘regular’ children) read it then, also, and we were all fine. No one has been traumatized. It dark; it is not a book. I can see where it has the capacity to inspire somebody in a really dark place to view suicide as a solution–and it is definitely full of tripping topics–except for a mature kid who knows their limitations, I believe reading it in 13+ is fine.”Her face changed when I asked if she felt the same about watching the series. She spoke slowly trying to find the appropriate words. “On the one hand, I think if you have read the book you are conscious of the triggers and watching the series ought to be okay, but it is definitely more difficult to watch than to read, even besides the changes the series producers made. And if you have not read the book, I would say the very youngest appropriate age for seeing the series is possibly 15-16, and even then I think parents should watch it with their adolescents. It is only hard and there is no trigger warning that could really prepare you for, by way of instance, a scene that remains on a character’s face for a very long time while she is being raped. People today feel that television today is filled with violence and sex and hard stuff and just how much could this possibly be? If they are going to allow their teens view it it is important for parents to watch it with their adolescents.
There is going to be things you will want to discuss.”I wanted to hear my child’s take, although I had some thoughts about the series is more jarring than the book. She started nodding as I asked if she believes the show is tripping. I mean, in the publication maybe it says ‘she cried and turned away her face,’ where at the series you need to really watch her face. There. There is no cause warning that’s likely to make it much easier to find a suicide on screen, not the typical on-screen version where somebody is distraught and they pick up a weapon and the camera pans away, but in which you stay with her and watch it. There is ‘these are tripping topics for any particular person’ and there is ‘seeing this thing is simply awful, full stop.'”Kelly’s ideas: That is where I place on my adolescent expert hat and say that what concerns me most about the show is that far more children will watch it than will read it. There’s a particular nuance in the book that’s missing from the show and so a lot of the visual components will be hard for children who think they are mature but aren’t or who do not possess a supportive parent or adult with whom they could discuss it. A glorification is that could be unhealthy when not guided through a child’s suicide. You may read about “copycat” suicide here and I believe this may be useful to anyone who works with teens to be aware of as they cope with what I can only predict the fallout of this sequence.