From the show's creators comes the groundbreaking, bestselling novel inspired by the hit Broadway show Dear Evan Hansen.
Dear Evan Hansen,
Today's going to be an amazing day and here's why...
When a letter that was never meant to be seen by anyone draws high school senior Evan Hansen into a family's griefover the loss of their son, he is given the chance of a lifetime: to belong. He just has to stick to a lie he never meant to tell, that the notoriously troubled Connor Murphy was his secret best friend.
Suddenly, Evan isn't invisible anymore--even to the girl of his dreams. And Connor Murphy's parents, with their beautiful home on the other side of town, have taken him in like he was their own, desperate to know more about their enigmatic son from his closest friend.As Evan gets pulled deeper into their swirl of anger, regret, and confusion, he knows that what he's doing can't be right, but if he's helping people, how wrong can it be?
No longer tangled in his once-incapacitating anxiety, this new Evan has a purpose. And a website. He's confident. He's a viral phenomenon. Every day is amazing. Until everything is in danger of unraveling and he comes face to face with his greatest obstacle: himself.
A simple lie leads to complicated truths in this big-hearted coming-of-age story of grief, authenticity and the struggle to belong in an age of instant connectivity and profound isolation.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Like its central character, Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel is a bit of a lovable misfit: a rare instance of a hit Broadway musical being adapted for the page. If you haven’t seen the show, it’s the story of how a teen’s viral lie winds up revealing large, prickly truths to the people involved in the falsehood. With its themes of grief and loneliness, Evan Hansen’s journey is perfectly suited to the angstiness of YA lit. “ ‘Cause all that it takes,” as the musical’s trademark song goes, “is a little reinvention.”
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Quit reading this review and read the book already! Your wasting time! Hurry! Seriously though, this book can change you for the better. It’s not just writing, it tells a story that speaks to you. Read it!
Today’s gonna be a good day and here’s why :
Because you are going to buy the book. And you are going to cry. You are going to laugh. It will be one of the best books you’ve read in awhile. That’s why it’s gonna be a good day.
In all seriousness, I definitely think you should read this book. I also definitely recommend listening to the music and looking into the musical first if you haven’t already. I could write so much more but I will end it here.
This book is filled with excitement and drama. The humor in this book is great. Even better when you read it in real life. The musical is great too. Love the book.