Jay Asher’s popular young adult fiction book, Thirteen Reasons Why, is hitting the big screen. According to MTV News, the story is about Clay Jensen, a Californian high school teen who finds a mysterious box in front of his house. Within the package are 7 cassette tapes, by his crush, Hannah Baker, who committed suicide. The tapes give 13 explanations as to why and who contributed to her sadness leading up to decision to end her life. Selena Gomez is going to play the distraught girl Hannah Baker, making this her first serious role. The Disney Channel star made her film debut on Ramona and Beezus, another book-based movie. Thirteen Reasons Why could be a huge hit for Gomez, widening her fan base, letting us know she’s not just another teeny bopper, but has variety and, no pun intended, might give us thirteen reasons to keep her drilled in our heads.
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