Thirteen Reasons Why is a Netflix original series based on a book written by Jay Asher. My partner works at a school and there has been a lot of talk about this from the students, so she was intrigued as to what it was all about.
Apart from being well written and acted, Thirteen Reasons Why has had a lot of attention due to the subject matter. It's about a high school student that takes her own life but before she does, she records 13 tapes, each of which has a reason why she decided to take her own life. Pretty heavy I must admit and I'm in two minds to whether I would let a young teen watch this. Part of me thinks it's good to expose them to this sort of mature content but it does depict some graphic scenes including rape.
Moving on from that, the series follow Clay, a former class mate, who finds these tapes on his doorstep and quickly realises that he's not the only one to have had these tapes. There are 13 episodes, one per tape, and we follow Clay listening through these emotional audio diaries. Full of mystery and teenage angst, worth a watch but warning if you are watching it with kids, there are so hard to watch moments.