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Emily is sometimes regarded as pathetic and her "plight" is often dismissed as not severe enough (if a plight at all) to justify ending one's life. She is also sometimes seen as selfish, for not thinking of how her demise would affect others.
Chris is sometimes vilified for doing nothing to stop Emily from killing herself until the end, believing (naively) that he can stop her at the last moment.
Barrie Delaney is sometimes seen as unsympathetic for wanting to punish a minor because of what appears to be a petty rivalry between she and Jordan, jumping to conclusions and seeking to have - for the most part - a disregard for others' feelings in favor of cold, hard facts.