Thirteen Reasons Why


Jay Asher

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Thirteen Reasons Why: Cassette 7: Side B Summary & Analysis

On this side of the tape, Hannah is silent for a long time. Clay listens to the hum of the tape as he stands at the top of the rocket slide with his eyes closed. He begins to calm down and his muscles relax. Then, as he opens his eyes, he hears Hannah saying one last thing: “Thank you.”
By flipping the tape to the B side, Clay demonstrates a shred of hope. Perhaps there’s more to Hannah’s story than she said there was. His instinct to do this proves their strong connection, because she does in fact speak one more time—something other listeners might not have searched for or paid attention to.
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