13 reasons Why
In a particular part of the story, I realized that “over time” is relevant to to the story. “Why didn’t you leave me alone, Tyler? My house. My bedroom. They were supposed to be safe for me. Safe from everything outside. But you were the one who took that away” (89). This quote, is an example of how Hannah lets her emotions out, over time. Additionally, how over time, the tapes reveal a specific person that hurt Hannah and how they hurt her. Along with revealing the person over time, the book slowly shows how connected Clay feels with Hannah and how anxious he is to know what he did to her. He wants to know once and for all what he did to get a spot in one of those tapes. Here’s a quote showing a connection that Clay has with Hannah,” “ And finally… I discovered I was sick of this town and everything in it. I’m starting to get there, too, Hannah” (118). All of the events that have happened to Hannah have made her sick of her town and everything it represents: the people and the places. Clay is listening to all of the events that have made Hannah sick if their town and also is starting to get sick of it.