More than 13 reasons to watch 13 Reasons Why


Elizabeth Solenday, Copy Chief

Turning a 300-page novel into a 13-hour TV series might seem excessive, but there are more than 13 reasons why someone would enjoy this series.

13 Reasons Why is an adaptation of the book written by Jay Asher, directed by former Disney star Selena Gomez.

Each episode follows a different person who was part of the reason that the main character, Hannah, committed suicide.

It gives a real look at teen suicide and how many people it can affect, using chilling scenes of the school halls and a memorial for Hannah (Katherine Langford).

The episodes are expanded versions of the chapters in the book, adding more details to the story, such as Hannah’s friendship with the main character, Clay (Dylan Minnette).

Through flashbacks, viewers see Hannah and the main character, Clay, work together, form a friendship, and even a slight relationship. In the book, however, they only know each other as acquaintances.

The addition of their friendship helps viewers connect more to the story, making it more personal and enjoyable.

Each episode is an hour long, which adds more detail and goes into deeper specifics of each reason and person behind the tapes.

13 Reasons Why is a rare case of a TV series or movie being equal, if not better than, the book.