Thirteen Reasons Why (Discussion Questions)


Hey fellow Book-ers!

As our next meeting fastly approach, I hope that all of you have had the chance to read Thirteen Reasons Why.

Here are the thirteen (purely coincidental) discussion questions that we have so far:

Other than her motives for committing suicide, what did you learn about Hannah?


Think back to High School, what were some social issues that you personally or someone you knew had to deal with?


How old do you think Hannah was?


Did everything that happened in Hannah’s life seem like routine occurrences in teenage life?


What were some of Hannah’s social setbacks?


Where were Hannah’s parents (give examples)?


What was Hannah’s perception of herself throughout the story?


How do you think those mentioned on the tapes felt about their involvement in Hannah’s circumstances and why?


Was Hannah at all to blame for some of the circumstances she was in (give examples)?


What do you think Hannah’s overall motive was for creating the tapes?


Who do you think truly listened to the tapes in their entirety and why?


What was the author trying to convey and did he succeed?


Explain the following quote found on pg. 124:


            “Like driving along a bumpy road and losing control of the steering wheel, tossing you__ tossing you__just a tad__off the road.  The wheels kick up some dirt, but you’re able to pull it back.  Yet no matter how tightly you grip the wheel, no matter how hard you try to drive straight, something keeps jerking you to the side.  You have so little control over anything anymore.”

As always, can’t wait to discuss this!

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