We knew the on-screen adaptation of 13 Reasons Why was going to be a hit ever since Selena Gomez was slated to be a part of it, but no one could really prepare for its success. In fact, the series based on Jay Asher‘s best-selling novel received more social-media buzz in its first week after release than any other Netflix show in the past, making it the most popular series in the streaming service’s history! That’s pretty darn amazing.
If you’re one of the millions of people who watched the story unfold in record time, then you’re probably still thinking about Hannah, Clay, Alex, Tyler, etc., even though the episodes have been finished for days. Luckily, you’re not alone in this post-13 obsession — the Internet is filled with humans who also can’t get the show out of their heads and created memes that sum up what it’s like to be a 13RW fan RN.
1. EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.
4. Bitch, bye!
6. *covers eyes*
7. Oh come on!
10. Remember this, people!
11. Makes sense:
12. PEOPLE NEED TO UNDERSTAND!
14. We literally cannot handle these theories…
15. Effin’ Courtney, man.
17. *more sobs*
21. Something wrong?
23. Sorry not sorry!
Can’t get enough 13 Reasons Why? You must read these books ASAP:
What Light by Jay Asher
From the author of Thirteen Reasons Why comes a story with a slightly more light-hearted topic.
Sierra is used to living on a tree farm with her family in Oregon. That is, until Christmas comes around — that's when the fam picks up everything and moves to California to set up their annual Christmas tree lot, before returning back home the following month.
This time, however, Cali is different. This time she meets Caleb, a boy who's been paying for a past mistake and is looking for redemption. Can Sierra help Caleb find the forgiveness and redemption he's been looking for?
Looking for Alaska by John Green
The first novel ever published by the Fault in Our Stars author was on the top of the list for the most challenged books of 2015 due to profanity and sexual content.
The story is told from Miles Halter's point of view as he enrolls in a boarding school to escape his ever boring life. This is where he meets Alaska. Alaska and Miles grow closer and closer... that is, until Alaska dies in a sudden car crash.
Now, Miles is trying to find a way to keep her memory alive and whether or not Alaska's 'accident' was or wasn't intentional.
Photo: Dutton Children's Books
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
Though not entirely the same, both Thirteen Reasons Why and Before I Fall definitely make you think about life and the choices you make.
Recently adapted into a movie starring Zoey Deutch, Samantha is a one of the most popular girls in school and should be enjoying every minute of it. And she does... until her last dying breath.
After Samantha dies in a car crash, she wakes up the next morning in her bed. She has to relive the day of her death until she can make the decisions that can change everything.
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Now a major motion picture starring Chloe Grace Moretz, this book follows 17-year-old Mia after she is left orphaned and in a coma because of a car crash that killed her entire family. During an out-of-body experience, Mia watches those she loves struggle with the loss. Now she has to decide if she wants to wake from the coma or join her family in the afterlife.
After reading If I Stay, make sure you check out the sequel, Where She Went, to find out what happens after Mia makes her decision.
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All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
Like Thirteen Reasons Why, this book follows two young kids suffering through hardships and trying to escape horrible memories.
Violet and Theodore are two teens trying to escape their small town in Indiana. Violet is struggling with the memories of her sister's death and Theodore is struggling with a mental illness. They meet by chance at the top of the school's bell tower with suicidal intentions. The two find their friendship as something to save the pair, but as Violet's world becomes brighter, Theodore's begins to shrink.
The book is set to become a feature film in 2018 starring Elle Fanning.
Photo: Alfred A. Knopf
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
If you liked Thirteen Reasons Why for the love story between Clay and Hannah, then you'll love this book!
Eleanor & Park is about two star-crossed lovers that meet in Omaha, Nebraska in the 1980s. Over the course of a year, Eleanor, the new girl in town, and Park, the kid who's lived there all his life, couldn't be more opposite. They know that first loves never last, but they're willing to give it a shot.
Dreamworks picked up the rights to the film version of the movie and have already adapted it into a screenplay. Here's looking to the bright future that this book holds.
Photo: St. Martin's Press
By the Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead by Julie Anne Peters
Daelyn Rice has attempted suicide multiple times, failing each time. This time, she wants to make sure she gets it right. She begins blogging about her history of bullying, and hopes that www.through-the-light.com is where she to find the answer. That is, until a boy at school, Santana, starts to sit with her. Daelyn makes it clear that she wants to be left alone, but Santana doesn't give up. What's Daelyn going to do now?
Like Thirteen Reasons Why, this books shows just how bullying can have an effect on a teenager and how far they're willing to go to make it stop.
Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick
Leonard Peacock decides that today will be his last day; this is the day he is going to use his father's gun to kill his former best friend and then himself. But first he must say goodbye to his four true friends. Follow a day in the life of self-proclaimed disturbed teenage boy and all the impossible choices he must make.
Like Thirteen Reasons Why, this novel has a dark tale to tell. A story of emotional abuse that eventually leads the reader on a journey through the ups and down of a boy who doesn't want to fight anymore.
Photo: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Go Ask Alice by Beatrice Sparks
This story takes you down a twisted spiral — like your Jay Asher fave. Written by an anonymous contributor, this is the story of a 15-year-old girl who develops a drug habit. Read this young girl's diary and enter her world as she travels down a road she can never return from.
Photo: Simon Pulse
Hold Still by Nina Lacour
After her best friend Ingrid's suicide, Caitlin is left alone struggling to find answers just like Clay from TRW. But instead of tapes, Caitlin finds a journal that Ingrid left behind for her.
Without Ingrid, Caitlin has to try to navigate through life with the help of her family and her newfound friends, as well as her first love. The journal that Caitlin once thought only chronicled Ingrid's depression is now the tool she must use to connect with those who love her.
Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac by Gabrielle Zevin
After Naomi has a terrible fall, she is left with no memory of who she is or who her friends are. She has no idea who her mom's new family is or why her best friend, Will, keeps calling her Chief. She has no idea who her boyfriend, Ave, is or why she fell in love with him to begin with. All she remembers is waking up in the ambulance.
Follow Naomi as she struggles to get a grip on her old life and who she was while starting over at the same time.
The book was adapted into a Japanese drama film in 2010 starring Maki Horikita with Emma Roberts and Anton Yelchin.
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Saving June by Hannah Harrington
June is Harper's older sister. She's always been perfect and everyone loved her. So when June decided to take her own life a week before she graduated high school, Harper was shocked and confused.
But that was just the beginning. Harper's parents are getting divorced and instead of fighting over June's ashes, they decide to split them in his and hers urns. Harper decides to steal the ashes and take a road trip to the one place June dreamed of always going, but she isn't alone. Her best friend, Laney, and Jake, a bad boy with a connection to June has a secret that could turn Harper's life upside down.
Photo: Harlequin Teen
Impulse by Ellen Hopkins
Vanessa, Tony and Conner all have the same dark history: They all tried to commit suicide. Now they're all at Aspen Springs, a psychiatric hospital for those who have attempted to end their lives. They may have all tried to rid the world of themselves, but now they each have a second chance. With the help of one another, can they fight their demons and find the pathways to a better life?
Like Thirteen Reasons Why, this book follows the struggles of separate teenagers and what brings them together. Follow Vanessa, Tony and Conner as they try to fight for their second chance.
Photo: Simon & Schuster