As a passionate reader, I always read a book before watching any film or TV show inspired by it, but this is not what happened this time. I found out Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why was inspired by a homonymous novel half-way through the show and I just couldn’t stop watching it, it was way too late.
So I read this book in just one day, over a month after watching the series, and it was impressive. Because, no matter what, a good book will always give you more than a film or a TV series. I think almost everything was exaggerated and magnified in the creation of the TV show because that’s what strikes the public: images, not thoughts.
I guess only a few people know that this novel is a 10-year-old book and I believe it was not appreciated enough until the Netflix show was released. The book is so much more about feelings, emotions, ideas and impressions, because, in the end, it’s the perception of events that leads someone to committing suicide and not the events themselves.