Courtney Crimesen, the person every girl wanted to be,
every boy wanted to date. But was
this really who Courtney was, or was it all just an act? In Hannah Bakers eyes, all
Courtney’s niceness was fake. Yes
she was the nice, popular, gorgeous girl in school. This was only for one reason though, her reputation. After Courtney
and Hannah posed for
some risqué pictures taken by the infamous Tyler, also known as the peeping
tom, Hannah thought that they had bonded, and maybe would become friends. School the
next day was just like any
other day. However, Courtney
talked to Hannah in class. After
the bell rang Courtney left without one word to Hannah, not even bye.
A party is the one thing that would bring Hannah and Courtney
together again. A party that
Hannah was not planning on going to, but after some pushing by Courtney she
finally gave in. Hey this would be
a good chance to become closer friends with Courtney, right? Wrong! After Hannah and Courtney got to the party, Hannah was
ditched, left at the door, while Courtney went on to talk to other people. Hannah
had been used, and it was quite
obvious. As Hannah gets sick of
the party and decides to leave, none other that Tyler is standing at the gate,
camera and all. Hannah grabbed
Tyler by the arm and walked with him over to Courtney. Payback Courtney!! Now the
would see her and Hannah together, in a picture that could not be erased.
While listening to these tapes, Clay takes the bus to his next
stop. D-4, the hose of
Courtney. While on the bus he runs
into his 8th grade crush, Skye Miller. Instead of taking the bus to Courtney’s house, he takes the
bus to a spot between Courtney, and Tyler’s houses. En he finally gets to Tyler’s house he runs onto Marcus
Cooley. Tyler’s window is cracked,
everyone who has visited his house has thrown a rock through his window. It makes
them feel better. Tyler’s window is not held together
with silver duct tape.
Courtney is the perfect example of most teenage girls. Not necessarily fake, but she hides
things about herself, and puts on an act to cover them up. Most teenage girls are
scared to let
others know what they are really like.
Courtney will do anything for her reputation, trying to get everyone to
like her. It was so wrong in so
many different ways for Courtney to use Hannah like that. Not only did she use Hannah
as a ride
to the party, she ditched her when they got there. Hannah had every right to do what she did. A picture of them together,
like they were having fun was the perfect revenge. Not everyone would know that Courtney was with Hannah. A picture is
worth a thousand words,
and although the people in it may seem happy, they have secrets behind their
eyes, and lies behind their smiling lips.
Clays path to Tyler’s house was a
journey itself. He gets re united with a childhood
friend, Skye. This must be
fate. I think that the duct tape
holding together Tyler’s window symbolizes that what he did by taking pictures
of Hannah broke her, just like the ball broke his window. And no matter how many times
you try to
fix it, it will always be broken.
You will always be reminded of what you did, the duct tape will always
be there to remind him.
Hannah just needed a real
friend. Someone to say hi to her
in the halls, and say bye to her after class. Someone who she could go to parties with as friends, not
just a ride home. Someone who was
there for her, and didn’t just use her for his or her own reputation. Courtney
could have been this person,
but she wasn’t. it was all an act
put on to make her seem like someone she was not.