The new Netflix original series “Thirteen Reasons Why” is based on Jay Asher’s 2007 young adult novel, and it follows a plotline of events that lead to high school student, Hannah Baker, killing herself, that are told from her viewpoint through pre-recorded tapes. Each tape is geared towards an individual person and their specific actions that lead to her suicide. The first tape illustrates when Hannah lost her innocence in the eyes of her peers when a boy shares a picture that was accidently taken of up her skirt, ultimately spreading a rumor that they had sex. According to Marah Gubar’s piece “Innocence” in Keywords for Children’s Literature, innocence is defined as “freedom from sin, guilt, or moral wrong” (121). However, at this point in her story, Hannah is no longer seen as an innocent child despite not participating in any activity that could be seen as immoral. As the series continues, this individual incident causes a downward spiral of disaster after disaster in Hannah’s life. In one of the last episodes, viewers discover that Hannah was raped by a star athlete from her high school. Whatever shred of innocence Hannah still “had” was completely gone now, which was not a choice she made; it was something that was abruptly taken away from her. On page 127, Gubar quotes Richard Halpern: “carefree innocence is still a luxury many children cannot afford.” Innocence does not always coincide with childhood, and especially in Hannah’s case, being “innocent” is not always a choice a child, or any person for that matter, has to make.