Thirteen Reasons Why


Jay Asher

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Wally works the day shift at Blue Spot Liquor and regularly sells Hannah candy bars after school. When a boy from school grabs Hannah’s butt in the store, Wally makes a noise that shows his anger, but doesn’t intervene any further. While it’s clear he cares about Hannah, he contributes to her feeling neglected by failing to help her in any concrete way.

Wally Quotes in Thirteen Reasons Why

The Thirteen Reasons Why quotes below are all either spoken by Wally or refer to Wally. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
Rumors and Reputation Theme Icon
Cassette 1: Side B Quotes

I knocked his hand away with a quick backhand swipe that every girl should master. And that’s when Wally emerged from his shell. That’s when Wally made a sound. His mouth stayed shut, and it was nothing more than a quick click of the tongue, but that little noise took me by surprise. Inside, I knew, Wally was a ball of rage.

Related Characters: Hannah Baker (speaker), Wally
Page Number: 48
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Wally Character Timeline in Thirteen Reasons Why

The timeline below shows where the character Wally appears in Thirteen Reasons Why. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Cassette 1: Side B
Gender, Sexualization, and Agency Theme Icon
Parental Care and Attention Theme Icon
...paying for her candy, the boy who just walked in slaps Hannah’s butt. He tells Wally, the man behind the counter, that Hannah was named “Best Ass in the Freshman Class.”... (full context)
Guilt and Blame Theme Icon
In the present, Clay pauses the tape as he arrives at Blue Spot Liquor. Wally isn’t behind the counter today. Clay wonders why he’s disappointed. He chooses a soda at... (full context)