Plenty of Reasons Why

“13 reasons why” is a major wake up call for everybody!

Resident Alien -- Being Dutch in America

13-reasons-why Image: Netflix

I finished watching the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why this morning. High school in America is so vastly different from my high school experience in the Netherlands on every level, and it never ceases to shock me.

I wrote the following in response to a question a parent had on a school parent Facebook page. It’s aimed at parents who are wondering about the series but who don’t have the time to watch the whole thing themselves, so I’ll be going all out with spoilers.

A high school girl (Hannah) commits suicide and she has left seven tapes,  with thirteen sides recorded, each side focusing on one person who played a part in her getting to the point of suicide. Before she kills herself she sends the tapes to the first person, who is instructed to give them to the next person on a list until everyone involved has…

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