I can almost understand how this rumor kind of sounds real for a very brief moment.
- My name is Jay.
- Jay's Journal is written by Anonymous, which is often shelved right beside Asher.
- Thirteen Reasons Why is about cassette tapes recorded by someone who committed suicide, and Jay's Journal is a real journal (though highly altered) written by someone who committed suicide.
[from the back of Jay's Journal]
Jay thought he could handle anything. The first time he took drugs was for fun. But what started as an escape quickly spiraled into a haze of addiction. That was just the beginning of the dangerous path that ultimately led Jay to take his own life.
Here's the thing...
- Jay's Journal was published when I was three years old.
- If I ever do write something anonymously and try to pass it off as a real journal, I probably won't name the main character after myself.
But what really has me confused is that people are arguing with the booksellers, swearing that I wrote this book and that it's a true story.
One, I've never done any drugs. And two...I didn't kill myself.
But sometimes, as Hannah Baker says, you can't disprove a rumor. So this bookstore ordered extra copies of Jay's Journal to keep up with the demand.
Maybe I should autograph the books and really freak people out!