Thirteen Related Material

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Thirteen reeks Controversy, straight up dealing with issues involving underage sex, self harm, stealing, drugs, alcohol and overall unhappiness. Tracy Louise Freeland is a perfect student and daughter but quite clearly doesn’t believe so her self. At school she hangs out with the benchwarmers, talking about last nights homework rather than last nights high.
On the other hand, the ‘cool group’ consists of Evie Zamora and the other ‘glamours’, who have already had a head start on the sex, self harm, stealing etc etc.

Tracy wants more than anything to be able to hang with these girls, get the boys and feel accepted so that’s exactly what she does. Befriending Evie isn’t much trouble, just take her to Melrose Avenue, steal her some cash and bingo, you’re in.

Tracy begins this heavy speed rollercoaster, quickly changing from pretty much, good to bad, to worse, to point of almost fatality.

Thirteen relates to Emily Dickenson’s poetry, as both Tracy and Emily clearly don’t belong, long to, and whether they do or not, the thought is always filtering through their minds.

Where Dickenson doesn’t actually engage in the belonging to belonging concept that Tracy adopts, and I’m sure Dickenson would look down on that idea however she writes about it. “I gave myself to him…”
This represents pure belonging to another person/group. Myself being her wholeself. In Tracy’s case, her whole body also. And when you give yourself to someone, wholly, you can’t get yourself back.