Thirteen Reasons Why is a fascinating story with an appealing choice of storyline technique. I was dubious at first, but I the story grabbed me from the first page. Being a mother of a teen I have difficulty with a book for teens that could be viewed as opting to commit suicide is something other people have power over. Many of the characters in this story are vicious people. However, having a bad reputation and an undeserved low standing on the social status whether or not it's undeserved happens all the time in high school and I would rather see teens encouraged to get help than take their own lives.