It's hard to explain how much I hate this book. Hate isn't even a strong enough word for how I feel about this book. Reading it made me sick and angry, and I wouldn't have finished it if I didn't need to read it for school.
This novel is about a psychopath, Hannah, who kills herself and blames thirteen people for it.
I couldn't sympathize with Hannah at all. Her depression is not believable, and I did not understand why she made the tapes. The only character who becomes a better person after hearing the tapes is Clay, and he doesn't even deserve to be on them in the first place. The other characters on the tapes are shoving each other in the halls and throwing rocks at houses. If Hannah wanted to teach people to be nicer to each other, most of the characters seem to have missed the message. Her tapes just make her seem vengeful. The people who hurt her can't defend themselves or apologize because she's dead.
I can't get over what she did to Clay. If she wanted him to know her reasons for killing herself, couldn't she have written him a note? Did she have to torture him by making him believe that he had something to do with her death?
I know that hating this book puts me in the minority, but I could not get past Hannah's brattiness. I disliked her so much that I wouldn't have finished the book if I hadn't been forced to finish it.