If you have a Netflix account, you probably have seen that season one of 13 Reasons Why (That’s based off of the book “13 Reasons Why” by Jay Asher) was released last week Friday.
I’m a big fan of the book and was very excited to see that they were making it into a Netflix Series. We all know those people who like to read the book before seeing the series or the movie… Well, I’m one of those people. I really loved the book, it was written in a style that kept me wanting more and the storyline kept me intrigued. Most times, I’d say that the book is better than the movie, because sometimes, that’s true. This time around, I’m in the middle.
There are things I loved about the book and other things I loved about the Netflix Series. Don’t get me wrong, there were some things here and there that I didn’t like or didn’t necessarily agree with, but those things along with those I enjoyed make up what I believe is something great.
Here are 13 Reasons I Loved “13 Reasons Why”
(***No spoilers, I promise!***)
1. The story covers topics that makes people uncomfortable, but I feel should be talked about: depression and suicide.
2. What happens to those who experience depression and those who see others experience depression isn’t sugarcoated.
3. It opens your eyes and mind to issues that often go unnoticed.
4. You start to understand and see that there truly is many different sides to the same story.
5. You see that there will always be people who care about you, whether you know it or not.
6. The cast did an amazing job at showing how feelings, thoughts, words, and actions all affects who we are and who we become in the future.
7. Everyone has their own secrets and is fighting their own battle, whether they make it aware or not. Don’t be the person who makes those battles worse, please be nice to people.
8. People deserve to know why things happen, but that doesn’t always mean your situation becomes better.
9. Don’t follow the crowd, especially if you know what they’re doing is wrong and goes against what you believe or who you are.
10. Doing the right thing is hardly ever doing what’s easy.
11. If you love and care for someone, TELL THEM. You’ll never know how even the smallest compliment, even if it comes out of nowhere, can help someone. It may even save their life.
12. Suicide doesn’t stop all hurt and problems, it transfers them to those around you.
13. Hope is real. Help is real. But only if you seek it.
This book and Netflix series has impacted my life in ways I never expected. If you’re struggling, this is for you. Even if you’re not struggling, I would still recommend that you should read the story or watch this series. You may learn a thing or two about these topics that are so quickly pushed under the rug.
As someone who struggles with depression and the thought of suicide, take it from me, FIND HELP. Don’t let yourself get pushed into a corner where you believe that suicide is the only way out. Help is out there, but only if you choose to find it.