13 Reasons Why
By Sammi Ewing
Clay Jensen is a boy in high school who is pretty shy and is not very good at showing his feelings. Although, everybody in school never has anything bad to say about him.
Hannah Baker is the girl who has never really fit in. She has tried to make friends but it never really works out and they end up spreading rumors anyway. She started off being outgoing and has now formed into this shell of a girl who doesn't know what she wants in life.
And if that's a possibility? Then what? Because guess what, Mr. Porter, she won't do it.
Move beyond this?
-Is he in your class, Hannah?
He's a senior.
-So he'll be gone next year.
You want me to move beyond this? (Asher 278).
This passage in the book is located in Mr. Porter's office where Hannah goes before she kills herself. It's important because this is exactly what you shouldn't say to a person who is about to take their life. Of course, he didn't know what was going to happen next and that is understandable. Although, when somebody comes in to talk about something important you need to comfort them and find a better way for them to deal with their problems instead of saying they should forgive and forget.
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