9 April 2011

Reason # 4 - cassette 2: side B

Name of the person: Tyler Down
What did he do to Hannah? Tyler Down is a voyeur, a peeper, a Peeping Tom. Hannah was one of his victims. One night, when Hannah's parents were out of town and she was all alone in the house, he waited outside her bedroom window and secretly took pictures of Hannah through a crack in the blinds. At that time, Hannah did not know who the voyeur was, she just heard the "click" of the camera. Being alone in the house late at night, she was frightened and did not know what to do. So she did not do anything.
Later, Hannah found out that it had been Tyler, and he stopped coming to her house and taking pictures, but from then on Hannah did not feel safe in her house and her bedroom anymore ("... you stopped coming around my house. But your presence, Tyler, that never left. After your visits, I twisted my blinds shut every night. I locked out the stars and I never saw lightning again. Each night, I simply turned out the lights and went to bed. Why didn't you leave me alone, Tyler? My house. My bedroom. They were supposed to be safe for me. Safe from everything outside. But you were the one who took that away." p 79 ll 14-21).

Reason # 3 - cassette 2: side A

Name of the person: Jessica Davis
What did she do to Hannah? Hannah, Jessica and Alex (see reason # 2) were all new to the school and the town of Crestmont. For a short while, they met regularly and talked about their school day.
Jessica and Alex became a couple, but they soon broke up. Alex wrote the "who's hot / who's not" list (see reason # 2) and put Hannah in the "hot" column and Jessica in the "not" column. There were rumors that Alex and Hannah had a sexual relationship. Although Hannah denied them, Jessica believed those rumors and thought that Hannah was the reason why Jessica's relationship with Alex had ended. At the end of a heated conversation, Jessica hit Hannah in the face, which left a small scar in Hannah's face, forever reminding her of this incident ("But it's more than just a scratch. It's a punch in the stomach and a slap in the face. It's a knife in my back because you would rather believe some made-up rumor than what you knew to be true." p 63 ll 1-4).