Occasionally someone will ask if I've ever considered making a video trailer for Thirteen Reasons Why. And sometimes I'll get asked if I would like to pay someone to make one for me. Either way, my answer is always no.
Why? Because there are plenty of creative people doing it already. They're more talented than me, so whatever I put together would never stand up to what they've done. And they're doing it purely for fun or because they connected with the book, so the heart they're putting into it would probably be lost if money came into play. Someday soon, maybe Hollywood will take a crack at my book. Until then, I'm thoroughly enjoying what my readers are creating!
At the bottom of this post I've added links to several trailers I've particularly enjoyed. But first, here's the most recent one (and one of the most polished!) that I've seen.
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In this one, they use the map from newer editions of the book.
This one splices together professional productions (such as Speak, the movie based on Laurie Halse Anderson's book).
This one is a two-parter. Part 1 is here...
...and Part 2 is here.