Can I start a book review with ‘urgh’? I guess I just did.
I’ve been waiting to read this book ever since I saw the Netflix show announced, and I am utterly disappointed. But also a little relieved that I won’t be wasting my time watching 13 hours of TV.
I don’t really know what I expected from the book, it was such an unusual concept – audiotapes left by a girl (Hannah) who committed suicide, detailing the 13 reasons why she did it. But I couldn’t feel any emotional connection to Hannah in the slightest, she seemed a bit whiny to me if I’m honest.
And without an emotional connection, it was all just a bit ‘flat’. I just felt no impetus to keep reading, other than because the book would count as one towards my reading challenge, on which I’m falling behind.
I don’t want to give away any spoilers in case anyone reading is thinking of reading this book, but I just found it all a bit disappointing, I wanted to ‘feel something’ as I was reading, but I just felt nothing.
Maybe I’m the wrong age for this book, and it would be more popular with teenage readers, I know that the Netflix show was definitely popular with the teenage schoolgirls who get on my bus on a morning, judging by how many times I had to turn my music up to avoid spoilers!
So not for me, but maybe that’s just me.